Monday, 24 September 2018

Family music festival postponed for a year

A FAMILY music festival due to be held in Watlington next month has been cancelled.

A FAMILY music festival due to be held in Watlington next month has been cancelled.

Beacon Festival organiser Lindsay Howard-Dean says she had no choice but to call off the event due to poor weather earlier in the year.

About 300 people had registered their interest in the two-day event, which was due to take place during the summer solstice at Watlington Hill Farm. It will now take place next year instead.

A one-day festival was held at the same venue last year to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

Mrs Howard-Dean, who runs the farm, said: “The weather has been absolutely horrendous and there’s not quite enough time for it all to be prepared on the off-chance that we might manage to sell all the tickets.

“We are looking to hold it next year and hoping to get tickets on sale by the end of this year.

“We would also like to put on some local gigs featuring some of the bands that will play at the festival.”

About 2,000 people will be able to attend the event, which will feature a range of music including rock, acoustic, electronic and tribute bands.

There will also be workshops, dance clubs and youth group performances, local food vendors and a variety of stalls. Festival-goers will be able to camp at the site.

Profits will be donated to local charities and causes nominated by residents.

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