update: this weekend's Ignition Festival is cancelled

organisers confirm event will not happen

By Scott Williams | Published: Thu 4th Aug 2011

<s>Ignition Festival</s> - .. 2011 - Audio Bullys
Photo credit: Andy Pitt

Ignition Festival - CANCELLED 2011

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

Ignition Festival which was due to take place this weekend on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August 2011 at Newcastle Racecourse in Gosforth Park, in Newcastle upon Tyne 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.

The line-up featured headliners Echo And The Bunnymen, Frank Turner, The Go! Team, Carl Barat, Ocean Colour Scene (acoustic), Calvin Harris, Feeder, Miles Kane, Little Comets, The Sunshine Underground, The Whip, Young Rebel Set, Ben Howard, Lets Buy Happiness, and more.

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