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Forecast of extreme weather forces cancellation of Houghton Festival

8 August 2019

 

Due to warnings of adverse weather conditions over the coming days, the organisers behind the Norfolk-based Houghton Festival have been forced to cancel this year’s event. 

The festival, which was set to run from tonight through to Monday morning, was cancelled earlier today after forecasts of 60 MPH winds, thunderstorms and heavy rains in Norfolk. The organisers released an explanation on facebook: "tragically, following this morning’s reports and further consultation with authorities, health and safety and all the festival directors, the decision has been made to cancel Houghton 2019".

Curated by Fabric resident Craig Richards, the forward-thinking festival was supposed to be returning for its 3rd edition, with an expansive line-up including Ricardo Villalobos, Four Tet, Shanti Celeste, Derrick Carter, Maayan Nidam, Ben UFO, object blue, Tama Sumo, Hunee, and dBridge amongst others.


Read: International Festival Guide - August 2019 Part 1



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