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Flashback Festival among three Essex events cancelled due to 'unforeseen circumstances'

Eighties-themed event plus performances by Wet Wet Wet and Aled Jones affected

Flashback Festival among three Essex events cancelled due to 'unforeseen circumstances'

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Eighties-themed Flashback Festival is one of three musical events scheduled to take place in Essex's Hylands Park to have been cancelled.

Organisers are citing "unforeseen circumstances" for the cancellation of Flashback as well as a Wet Wet Wet concert and Last Night Of The Proms, starring Aled Jones, reports the Essex Chronicle . Last Night Of The Proms was due to take place on Sunday (September 7) while the other two events were scheduled for September 13-14.

This year's V Festival was held in Hylands Park in August and a spokesperson from UK Events & Production stated that a site visit after that event led to the decision to cancel all three upcoming shows.

"This is the first time that we have cancelled an event in the history of our trading so the decision was not taken lightly. The site was recently used for the V Festival and after a recent site visit we do not feel that the area within the park we are using is acceptable to put on our concerts," the spokesperson is quoted as saying.

Adding: "UK Events prides itself on putting on quality outdoor concerts and we feel that going forward with this event would harm our reputation and potentially spoil consumers’ experience. UK Events would like to apologise for any inconvenience this has caused but we feel that this is the responsible thing to do under the circumstances.”

Artists due to perform at Flasback Festival on September 13 included Billy Ocean, Marc Almond and From The Jam.

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