UK festival Forgotten Fields cancelled amid ‘rising costs’

Suede, Dizzee Rascal and Kodaline were due to headline 2016 event

Forgotten Fields, the Tunbridge Wells festival that launched in 2015, has been cancelled.

This year’s event was scheduled to take place in August with headliners Suede, Kodaline and Dizzee Rascal lining up alongside Kelis, Band of Skulls and Maximo Park on the Eridge Park bill.

However, organisers have cited “rising costs” for the decision to axe the 4000 capacity festival. The following statement was released overnight:

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“We are hugely saddened to let you know that Forgotten Fields 2016 is no longer going ahead.

“It’s with heavy hearts that we let you know news of this cancellation and would like to thank you for your support of the event. Due to the rising costs of producing a quality event of this size, we are unable to produce a show that is of the standard both our team and customers would be proud of.

“After thorough consideration of the event and exhausting all options we have sadly reached this conclusion. It was an exceptionally difficult decision to make and hasn’t been taken lightly.

“We had a truly amazing time and weekend to remember in 2015, lifelong memories shared with lovely people in the fields, and we wish all the festival goers and team well for the coming festival season.”

Ticket holders can either obtain a refund or swap their Forgotten Fields ticket for a Standon Calling one. Standon Calling takes place 29-31 July in Hertfordshire with headliners Suede, Jess Glynne and Kelis.

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