Block 9 Weekender set to take place at Manchester's Event City (having relocated from Bury FC’s Gigg Lane ground) over the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June has been cancelled.
The event was set to feature a line-up including Happy Mondays, Razorlight, Coolio, Echo & Bunnymen, Peter Hook & the Light, The Farm, Tinchy Stryder, Johnny Borrell & Zazou, The Hooziers, Nick Grimshaw, Diversity, James Arthur, The Rain Band, Graeme Park, Echo Tape, King No-one, Winachi Tribe, The Gramotones, Shannon Saunders, Amelia Lily, Youth Club, Alexander Wolfe, The Mantells, The Luka State, Joseph Lofthouse, Pacific, L, and No Hot Ashes.
Organisers made a statement, (here), saying, "It is with great sadness that we must announce the postponement of this year’s BL9 Music Weekender which was due to be held at Manchester's Event City over the weekend of June 13/14th until a new date later in the Summer.
We have put every effort into delivering this festival but due to the recent change in venue this has left us with insufficient time to be able to produce what is effectively an entirely different event, so the difficult decision was taken to make the postponement.
We apologise it has taken until now to make this decision but our team have worked tirelessly to try and get everything in place to create a spectacular event for everyone involved, but sadly time just wasn't on our side.
We want all of you that bought tickets to know that, like you, we are completely gutted with this outcome, and we will look to come back bigger and stronger from this. Details of the rescheduled event will be available shortly.
Once again we apologise for this outcome and hope you will still visit our events in the future.
All Ticket holders are entitled to a refund for the full face value of their ticket from the point of purchase. However, we strongly recommend people hold onto their ticket for our next great event.
Any refunds requested for tickets purchased via our website ticketing platform - BookitBee - will be refunded within 28 days.
If you hold on to your ticket but can't make the new date, or change your mind, you can apply for a refund at a later date.
Each ticket agent will be notifying ticket holders over the course of the next 7 days.
Regards, Team BL9."
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