last weekend's Surround Festival was cancelled

after festival worker was killed in fork-lift truck accident

published: Mon 18th Aug 2014

Saturday 16th August 2014
secret location, near Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
£30
daily capacity: 500
last updated: Mon 18th Aug 2014

Last Saturday's Surround Festival was cancelled by organisers after a man was killed on Thursday in an incident involving a fork-lift truck whilesetting up the Gloucestershire music festival.

Surround was set to take place on Saturday 16th August 2014 at at Sallywood Farm, Horsley, near Stroud, Gloucestershire and was due to be housed in geodesic domes set out as an Incan kingdom.

A statement from Surround Festival says:

"It is with great sadness that we have to announce Surround Festival 2014 will be cancelled.

The morning of 14th August on site there was a tragic incident and this has resulted in one of the team members we were working alongside passing away.

The incident involved someone highly experienced in their role, operating equipment they were fully trained to use. It was an exceptionally unfortunate accident.

Our thoughts are with their friends and family at this difficult time, and we are working closely with local authorities.

We understand that this is deeply disappointing to everybody expecting to come, as it is for us. We fully intend to make refunds to all ticket holders and are working very hard to get our refund procedure in place.

We hope you understand if there is a delay in responding to communications, it has been a difficult time and we are doing everything we can.

Full details regarding the refund procedure will be announced as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience,
Team Surround

If you have any urgent enquiries we can be contacted on: enquiries@surroundfestival.com
."

The festival was to feature a line-up including Koan Sound, Jus Now, Bandulu Gang, Sam Supplier, Got Some, Rich Reason, Shapes, D Tached, Soulworks, Roots Radical, and more.

Organisers intend to make refunds to people who had bought tickets for the 500 capacity festival.

 



Saturday 16th August 2014
secret location, near Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
£30
daily capacity: 500
last updated: Mon 18th Aug 2014


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