Rough Beats Festival cancelled over 'financial pressures'

Organisers blame this summer's 'difficult environment for festivals' for cancellation

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Pulled Apart By Horses

This summer's Rough Beats Festival has been cancelled.

The festival was due to take place between June 8 - 10 in Clapham, Yorkshire and was due to be headlined by Pulled Apart By Horses, Gruff Rhys and Azealia Banks, although Banks has recently withdrawn from the bill.

The festival's organisers have posted a statement, which cites "financial pressures" and a "difficult environment for festivals" as their reason for the cancellation. They have also promised to refund all tickets.

The statement reads: "It is with a very heavy heart that we write to you to announce that, due to financial pressures, we have no responsible option but to cancel Rough Beats Festival 2012.

It continues: "This is a huge personal blow and incredibly disappointing as we truly believed that the brilliant line-up, the amazing collaborators and the physical and financial investment made by everyone involved was a winning formula and that we were on course to produce one of the most talked about music events of the summer. However, it is proving to be a very difficult environment for festivals."

It continues further: "The decision to cancel has not been made lightly - indeed it goes against every instinct of our hearts - but not to do so would put all the contractors, contributors, artists, traders and suppliers at risk of substantial losses."

To find out more information about the event and ticket refunds, visit Roughbeatsfestival.co.uk.

Rough Beats Festival is the latest major event to be shelved in a summer which has already seen Sonisphere, LadyRock and Harvest festival cancel due to poor ticket sales.

You can watch the video for Pulled Apart By Horses' recent single 'Wolf Hand' by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Read More On This Artist

Pulled Apart By Horses - 'Wolf Hand' Pulled Apart By Horses - 'Wolf Hand'

Video: Pulled Apart By Horses - 'Wolf Hand'

More News
'The Wire' star Dominic West raps to promote new film 'Guillemot'
Bobby Shmurda pleads not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder
FKA Twigs performs new song 'Figure 8' during Melbourne live show – watch
The Black Keys perform 'Weight of Love' and 'Howlin' For You' on...
Death Cab For Cutie perform 'Black Sun' on 'Letterman' – watch
Passion Pit confirm details of new album 'Kindred'
Big Sean, Kanye West and Drake team up on 'Blessings' – listen
Noel Gallagher: 'I don't agree with U2 on free music, I'd happily put an extra...
Limp Bizkit guitarist criticises his own fans ahead ShipRocked cruise performance
Missy Elliott to join Katy Perry on stage during Super Bowl half-time show
Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler describes bar room brawl as 'unfortunate altercation'
Fall Out Boy say their new album is 'modern rock of the future'
Man faces ban from Parklife festival after 'boasting' about touting tickets
The Jesus And Mary Chain offer local bands support slots on their February UK tour
Suge Knight arrested over fatal hit-and-run incident in LA
Carl Barât 'totally rediscovered the guitar' making Jackals album
Pete Doherty: 'not making music with Amy Winehouse will haunt me to my dying day' –...
Swim Deep say new album is a 'zero-gravity gospel record for the masses'
Haim and Weezer to form supergroups for Jimmy Kimmel
Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Avicii and Nicki Minaj to appear at Wireless 2015
Ryan Jarman: 'Grown-ups still don't like The Cribs. That's absolutely...
Jay Z buys Norwegian music streaming service Wimp for £47million

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM