Organisers of London's Bloc Festival launch investigation after the event was shut down

Dance festival invites ticket buyers to email in their experience of Friday's events

Organisers of London's Bloc Festival launch investigation after the event was shut down

Photo: Victor Frankowski

The organisers of London's Bloc festival have launched a full investigation into the events that led to the festival being shut down on Friday night (July 6).

The event, which was due to be headlined by Snoop Dogg, was called off in the early hours of Saturday morning (July 7) by police after organisers declared that the festival's site of London Pleasure Gardens had become unsafe for public use.

The Metropolitan Police had previously said that the bad weather on Friday evening had led to the site's safety being compromised, despite reports from attendees that the event was over-capacity and poorly organised.

In a statement posted last night (July 9), organisers said that they had vowed to get to the bottom of the situation and were inviting ticket buyers to email in their experiences. You can send your comments to bloc2012@baselogic.net.

They wrote: "We wanted to reiterate that we have launched an investigation into the events of Friday night. To that end we have opened an email address to which we would like you submit any information you think may be relevant. We are keen to hear from you so we can build the most accurate picture and report of what happened. As ever, you guys are at the heart of what we do so please drop us a line with any comments."

They continued: "Our primary concern has always been the safety and enjoyment of those attending Bloc. This is why we acted swiftly on the advice of our health and safety team who were on site on Friday evening. It was a decision that saddened the crew who have staged this festival with great success over many years. However, the safety of those attending is our paramount concern at all times."

They continued further: "As we have previously said, our heartfelt thanks go out to all involved in the peaceful and safe evacuation. We would also like to make it clear that we are deeply sorry for all of the frustration and disappointment this situation has caused all of you. No one is more gutted about it than us."

All ticket buyers have been reassured that they will receive full refunds on their purchases, with information on exactly when due to be published in the coming days.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Depeche Mode share live version of 'Enjoy The Silence' from Anton Corbijn concert film...
Tinchy Stryder and Chuckle Brothers share video for collaborative track 'To Me, To You'...
CMJ festival issues statement concerning Ebola scare
She And Him share cover of Dusty Springfield's 'Stay Awhile'
One Direction fan-fiction writer signs six-figure book deal
Klaxons hint at split: forthcoming UK tour will be their last
Panda Bear announces new album 'Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper' – hear first song now
Muse working with AC/DC producer on new studio album
Gerard Way covers Sleater-Kinney's 'I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone' – watch
Iggy Azalea teams with MØ for new single 'Beg For It' - listen
Thurston Moore criticises Twitter users who 'exist on scandal'
Brian Eno to reissue four albums with unreleased music
Lady Gaga helps gay friend propose to his boyfriend during Manchester gig
Everything Everything to complete new album in public during Manchester Library artist residency
Superfood stream debut album 'Don't Say That' – listen
Renowned music photographer David Redfern dies
Joanna Gruesome announce 2015 London residency
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performs live with Joan Jett – watch
Kenny G denies meddling in foreign affairs after attending Hong Kong pro-democracy protest
Ozzy Osbourne urges original drummer Bill Ward to rejoin Black Sabbath for final album
Courtney Love claims she and Dave Grohl have a £6k bet about strippers
Martin Scorsese to produce The Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary documentary

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM