We Luv Festival has been cancelled.
A statement said, "We Luv Festival has been cancelled due to contractual differences with Jockey Club Racecourses Ltd that arose unexpectedly during recent days. This dispute will not be resolved prior to the scheduled dates for the event. The family focused festival was due to take place at Aintree Racecourse over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
"We Luv Festival was due to see up to 80,000 people attend the world famous site owned by the Jockey Club over the course of the May Bank Holiday weekend. The festival was due to be the first of its kind focusing on children and families with a food festival, funfair and activities alongside the huge list of music stars performing.
A spokesperson for We Luv Festival commented, “We are all so disappointed that the festival can no longer take place. We have worked tirelessly to bring Liverpool its first family focused festival. We are so dismayed that the festival can no longer take place due to irreconcilable contractual differences between various parties”.
We Luv Festival would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for all the support received so far.
Anybody who has purchased a ticket to attend the festival has been contacted by organisers with details of how to be issued with a full refund."
We Luv Festival takes place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2016 at Liverpool's Aintree Racecourse and focused predominantly on families.
Acts confirmed to date include Dizzee Rascal, Example + DJ Wire, DJ Fresh, Ocean Colour Scene, UB40, Arrested Development, Radio Riddler, Scouting For Girls, Rebecca Ferguson, Alexander O’Neal, William Singe, Fuse ODG, Sugar Hill Gang, Fatman Scoop, Ray Quinn, Christopher Maloney, and X factor finalists Louisa Johnson, Reggie and Bollie, Anton Stephans, Che Chesterman, Lauren Murray, Mason Noise, Seann Miley Moore and 4th Impact
In total over sixty artists are set to perform. There will also be a Liverpool stage with some very special performances from various local artists who will be announced shortly.
The festival will have various areas on offer to visitors to the 25-acre Aintree site, including a Food Festival area and Fairground and Fun area alongside the Main Stage where the music stars will perform. As well as the music, younger guests will enjoy interactive sports activities, face painting and plenty more family fun including stilt walkers, inflatables and Punch and Judy shows. The event aims to completely shake up the festival scene with a brand new approach centred on an inclusive festival to appeal to all ages.
Tickets are priced at £40 for a day ticket. Youth (ages 6-15 years) tickets are priced at £35 for a day ticket. children aged under 6 years can attend for free.
The charity partners chosen for the event include Alder Hey Children’s Charity, Cash 4 Kids, Claire House Children’s Hospice, Everton in the Community, James Bulger Memorial Trust, and L.F.C. Foundation.
More information will be here when available.
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