The Last Jubilee festival – which was aiming to be ‘a celebration of the true spirit of 1977′, hosting punk veterans such as the The Damned, The Buzzcocks, UK Subs, The Vibrators and Hugh Cornwell – has been cancelled with a statement on the event’s official website blaming ‘dark establishment figures’.
The festival was due to be held at Bath Racecourse this weekend with former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock amongst the headliners but, in announcing the cancellation yesterday, organisers have pointed to ‘spurious health and safety regulations’ and ‘pathetic demands’ as causing the event to be pulled.
“Using spurious health & safety legislation and by delaying their decision until today (31-5-2012) has meant that their ridiculous claims and pathetic demands could not be countered in time for this event to go ahead,” the statement reads.
“The minuscule issues that the venue and the local council had could easily have been dealt with if their notice of cancellation had been delivered in time. They chose to wait until today to do this, giving the organisers no time to put right the minor issues that were raised.”
The full statement can be read here.