Professor Green, Mystery Jets, Los Campesinos! had all been due to play

The brand new The First Days Of Freedom festival in Kent has been cancelled.

The event, which was due to feature sets from Mystery Jets, Los Campesinos!, The King Blues, Tinchy Stryder, Professor Green and Ed Sheeran, has been pulled after organizers could not raise sufficient funding and afford to stage the event.

According to a statement on the festival’s official website Thefirstdaysoffreedom.com, organizers have said: “Due to a gap in funding sadly the eagle will not flap its wings and take to the skies. All tickets will be refunded from place of purchase, so don’t worry.”


The statement does not include details of whether there are plans to attempt to stage the event again next year.

It was due to take place in Port Lympne in Hythe in Kent from July 15 – 17.

For more information visit Thefirstdaysoffreedom.com.