NOTHING FOR THE WEEKEND

The organisers say that with "great frustration" they've had to pull the festival due to "unforeseen circumstances"...

As revealed exclusively on NME.COM earlier today (February 8), the BOUTIQUE FAMILY WEEKENDER scheduled to take place at CAMBER SANDS on March 16-18 has been cancelled.

Stars lined up to appear included Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx and Groove Armada.

A statement has now been issued by organisers commenting that it is with “great frustration” that they have had to pull the festival due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

While problems with the venue and promoters have been cited, it has not yet been made clear exactly what the circumstances are, although organisers have likened it to the explosion of the bomb in Brixton, South London which led to the postponement of theFatboy Slim vs Armand Van Helden DJ play-off in 1999.

“Despite healthy ticket sales, problems between the venue and the concert promoters have forced the Boutique to accept that the weekender is cancelled.

“Despite winning plaudits for bringing together one of the strongest and

most interesting line-ups for an event of this kind, Gareth Hansome at Boutique was left with little choice but to advise the artists, DJ’s and most importantly the general public of this bad news.”

Hansome added: “Through no fault of our own this

amazing event and line up has been taken away from us. Like our Armand vs Fatboy DJ battle being postponed due to the Brixton bomb, this is totally out of our hands. We would just like to thank all the clubbers and Boutique regulars for buying tickets and to the DJs for being so enthusiastic for what was a going to be a important musical and fun-packed weekend. You can’t keep a good club down!”