The inaugural Riverside Live, which was to take place on Saturday 28th August, at Chester-le-Street’s Riverside Park, in County Durham has been cancelled.
A statement from organisers said, "It is with regret that we have to announce the cancellation of this year’s Riverside Live festival.
The current financial climate has impacted badly on ticket sales. The low revenues so far generated mean that to proceed, is sadly, not feasible.
We have explored every possibility in an attempt to proceed with the event but we have come to the extremely difficult conclusion that cancellation is our only option.v We would like to record our thanks to the bands who had agreed to play, the fans who had purchased tickets, and anyone else who has supported Riverside Live this year.
We apologise sincerely for any inconvenience that we may have caused but we are not alone in having to cancel events in the area due to unexpectedly low demand.
Refunds for all tickets purchased online will be sent automatically. Physical ticket-holders can obtain a refund from point of purchase.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email: email@example.com"
The line-up was to include Lee “Scratch” Perry (playing Super Ape in full), The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, The Undertones, The Ordinary Boys, The Ska Vengers, Beth Macari, and DJ Seamus and his 100% Overproof crew.
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