this summer's Limetree Festival is cancelled

after licence is refused

published: Fri 6th Jul 2012

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Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August 2012
Marfields, Leyburn Road, Masham, North Yorkshire, England MAP
early bird £85; family tickets (2a + 2j) £210; juniors (14 - 17) £45; child (5-13) £25, under 5
daily capacity: 2000
last updated: Fri 6th Jul 2012

Limetree festival due to happen for three days over the August bank holiday weekend from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August 2012, at Marfields, in Masham, North Yorkshire has been cancelled after organisers of the festival were refused an entertainment licence.

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The event which is run by a really lovely couple for the love of it and nothing else released a statement saying:
"It Is with a very heavy heart that we have to inform you that we have not been granted the Entertainment License for the new site and we are therefore faced with no other option but to cancel this year's limetree festival.

Following the need to find a new venue for 2012 we were dependent upon the landowners judgement that the site they proposed was indeed suitable for our festival. We were therefore shocked by the vociferous opposition from some people to our lovely Limetree taking place. We worked incredibly hard to defend our license application but to no avail and we are absolutely devastated that the license was refused.

This is not the end! We will be back with the Limetree we all know and Love in 2013! Love and thanks! Stay with us people!
xxxxx

Please bear with us in what is obviously a difficult time but we will be in touch with everyone as soon as possible
!"
Limetree was due to showcase a host of national, regional and local musicians and artists including Utah Saints, The Miserable Rich, Fossil Collective, Uncle Frank, Thabo & The Real Deal, Hat Fitz & Cara, Celt Islam, John Gomm, and more.

The event which moved this year to the site where the Masham Steam Rally takes place was expecting between 1,200 and 1,500 festival-goers.

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August 2012
Marfields, Leyburn Road, Masham, North Yorkshire, England MAP
early bird £85; family tickets (2a + 2j) £210; juniors (14 - 17) £45; child (5-13) £25, under 5
daily capacity: 2000
last updated: Fri 6th Jul 2012


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