Y Not 2017: Music festival cancelled due to safety concerns after heavy rain

The organisers have issued a statement addressing the cancellation 

Jack Shepherd
Sunday 30 July 2017 12:55
Y Not Festival cancelled because of mud
Y Not Festival cancelled because of mud

Following multiple cancellations from various acts, the organisers of Y Not Festival have decided to cancel proceedings due to safety concerns after heavy rain.

The event in Derbyshire was sold out, The Vaccines, Stereophonics, and Two Door Cinema Club set to headline, supported by the likes of Happy Mondays, Jake Bugg, and Clean Bandit.

Writing on their website, the organisers said they made the “difficult decision” to cancel Sunday “after consulting all the relevant authorities”.

“The safety of our guests, performers and crew is our primary concern and the potential risk was too severe for Sunday to go ahead,” the statement reads.

“We are very sorry for the disappointment and disruption caused to everyone who was looking forward to the final day of the festival. We understand that people will have questions about refunds. We will be giving all our guests further information about this over the coming days.”

The heavy mud had already led to The Vaccines cancelling their Friday set, the band writing on Twitter: “Sorry sorry sorry about last night. Were all ready to come and play for you when we were told it was unsafe.”

Some tickets to the event cost as much £114.50, the cheapest Early Bird tickets costing £89.00. Many on social media were disgruntled after paying for transport, tickets, and supplies for the festival.

Information regarding leaving the site is available on the Y Not website.

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