Cloud 9 Festival cancelled by organisers due to ‘financial pressures’

Benjamin Francis Leftwich, All The Young and The Whip were all due to perform at the Cheshire event

This summer’s Cloud 9 Festival has been cancelled.

The event, which was due to take place at Cheshire‘s Love Lane Farm on August 11, has been shelved by organisers, who have cited “financial pressures” as their reason for the cancellation.

The event was due to feature sets from the likes of Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Yousef, The Whip, Rich Reason, Nina Nesbitt, All The Young, 12 Dirty Bullets, Dirty Green Vinyl and a number of others, but will now not go ahead.

In a statement, the organisers of Cloud 9 Festival have said: “After some difficult conversations, it with a heavy heart and deep regret that, due to financial pressures, we announce to you the cancellation of Cloud 9 Festival 2012.”

They continued: “We are so very sad to have to end a project that has been so dear to us for the past four years, we can’t express how heartbreaking this decision has been to make. The festival environment this year has been incredibly difficult for many small, independent festivals and has proved to be too challenging for us to overcome.”

All ticket buyers will be able to claim a full refund from their point of purchase. For more information about this and to read the statement in full, visit

Cloud 9 is the latest major event to be shelved in a summer which has already seen Sonisphere, Rough Beats. LadyRock and Harvest festival cancel due to poor ticket sales.