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Houghton Festival Cancelled Due to Adverse Weather


Houghton Festival which was due to take place this weekend 8th-11th August 2019 at Houghton Hall, Norfolk has been cancelled.

They released this statement:

Overnight, weather conditions on-site at Houghton Festival have dramatically worsened and are set to deteriorate further into the weekend. 

Tragically, following this morning’s reports and further consultation with authorities, health and safety and all the festival directors, the decision has been made to cancel Houghton 2019. 

We are utterly devastated. All the hard work, love and creativity that has gone into planning and producing this year’s event made this an almost impossible decision to make. 

This was set to be a wonderful weekend and the boldest step we have ever taken as a festival. However, nothing is more important than the safety of our customers, staff and performers, which would be compromised if we were to go ahead. 

Clearly, this will cause a lot of disruption and a lot of questions. However, for now, we can confirm the following: 

– Houghton Festival 2019 cannot go ahead. 
– Please do not travel to the show. 
– Information regarding refunds will be available later today. 
– Please do not request refunds until we have confirmed the process.

Please understand that this decision has been made with the deepest of consideration. 

Craig Richards, Tom Elkington, Tom Carpenter, Digby Neill (Houghton Directors)

More info at  www.houghtonfestival.co.uk

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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