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Bangface Weekender Cancelled

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We’ve got more bad festival news this afternoon after Newquay event the popular Bangface Weekender has unexpectedly had to cancel amidst a storm of protest from local residents to the authorities about noise complaints. Set to feature headline slots from artists such as  Squarepusher, A Guy Called Gerald & Graham Massey, Venetian Snares and Luke Vibert, the news will come as blow to electronic music fans on the coast after the festival was placed under great pressure by the local council regarding noise concerns from local reisdents. Quite why they felt the need to object to a party being held for one weekend of the year we don’t know but we hope to see bangface up and running again soon.

Check out their official statement below 

“BANGFACE Weekender 2013 – cancelled due to licencing conditions.

It is with great sadness and frustration that Bang Face Weekender 2013 cannot go ahead as planned.

The venue had a review of its licence earlier this year and have been working extremely hard with the council to ensure events can go ahead successfully. This resulted in all objections from the authorities being withdrawn. On this basis we have been working on the understanding that we could achieve even better sound in the main arena with extensive temporary works to the venue.

However, following the venue’s flagship event ‘Run To The Sun’ on May 24-26th, significantly lower sound levels were set by the council as a result of complaints from local residents. These new levels are unworkable, greatly affecting both volume and critical bass frequencies. We simply cannot deliver an event under these restrictions.

All ticket holders will be refunded beginning immediately but please be patient whilst we process them all.

Massive thanks for all the continued support over what is now 10 years of Bang Face and here’s to many more parties in the future.”

 

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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