Houghton festival 2019 has been cancelled

Due to severe weather conditions


Houghton festival has been cancelled due to severe weather conditions.

The Met Office has forecasted over 40mph winds, thunderstorms and heavy downpours of rain in Norfolk, where the festival was due to take place.

The festival was scheduled for this weekend, and was meant to start today.

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From Houghton festival last year

The announcement was made on the Facebook page for the event. The statement read: “Over night, 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.”

The festival page also attached a photo of the weather forecast for the area:

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This comes after Boardmasters festival was cancelled yesterday, just seven hours before it was due to start.

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