Ignition Festival - CANCELLED 2011

Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th August 2011
unknown venue, Newcastle upon Tyne, England MAP
£50 for both days, camping + £20
Last updated: Thu 4th Aug 2011

Ignition Festival has been cancelled.

Ignition Ltd has issued a statement saying, "With deepest regret we are now in a position to confirm that Ignition Festival 2011 will not be going ahead. Despite every effort to keep this going after this was cancelled yesterday by Newcastle Racecourse. We have been in discussions with Stephen Savage from Newcastle City Council with regards to re locating the event. Unfortunately this was not possible due to time constraints. We would like to thank Newcastle City Council for working with us since yesterday to try and make this happen as well as Northumbria Police.

We would like to apologise for all of the inconvenience and upset caused to the people involved. We have full intention to reimburse all holders for the tickets purchased. Be assured no salaries or expenses have been drawn by directors or shareholders at any time. And although this is of no compensation, all involved will be taking a large financial loss.

Please send any refund requests to info@i-fest.co.uk and we will endeavour to contact all ticket holders as soon as possible.


Ignition Festival takes place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August 2011 and at the eleventh hour is looking for a new venue instead of Newcastle Racecourse in Gosforth Park, in Newcastle upon Tyne. The event is at present (Thursday) not cancelled.


Main Stage
Saturday: Echo And The Bunnymen (headlining), Frank Turner, The Go! Team, Carl Barat, Ocean Colour Scene (acoustic), Twisted Wheel, Life In Film, Flats, + Aaron Wright.
Sunday: Calvin Harris, Feeder, Miles Kane, Little Comets, The Sunshine Underground, The Whip, Young Rebel Set, Ben Howard, Lets Buy Happiness, and more TBC.

Also confirmed
Viva City, Alex Butler, The Watchers, The Longsands, Grandfather Birds, The Castells, Vinyl Jacket, Section 60, The Soviets, The Greeting Committee, Black Sun, The Generals, The Lake Poets, Gary Phelan, The Middens, The Cutouts, The Union Choir, Motion Tourist, Omessy Life, The Matadors, Brilliant Mind, Harriet Danby, SS Arcadia, Mausi, Too Spicy, The Green Hour, Pete Macleod, Prison Library, Josh Taylor, Skylark Song, Rossi Nois, Dancing Lotus, plus more to be confirmed.

Along with the Main Stage there two other stages, Mr. Nice's Acoustic Stage hosted by Howard Marks, and The Riverside Local Music stage showcasing the best talent the North East has to offer.


Early bird tickets have sold out. Weekend tickets are now available priced at £50, and day tickets are also available priced at £30 per day. A kids (5-10 year old) ticket is priced at £10 per day and £15 per weekend. Children aged 5 years old and under go free.


A camping option has been made available on site, for an extra cost of £20.

More information will be here when available.

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