This morning we have been informed that Houghton Festival has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
Press release below:
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.
Refunds for ticket holders will be available and more information on that will be released 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)