Wild In The Country festival cancelled

Following Bjork's withdrawal, poor ticket sales see event ditched

The Wild In The Country festival, which had been set to take part at Knebworth Park on Saturday (July 5), has been cancelled.

The cancellation was announced following Bjork’s decision to withdraw from the event .

The star had been set to headline the bash but dropped out, criticising organisers for being unable to provide her with the correct stage set-up.

Since Bjork’s cancellation it was rumoured that Battles and Soulwax had also pulled out.

Festival organisers said that the cancellation of the festival was down to poor ticket sales and a “key investor withdrawing at the last minute”.

In a statement on the Wild In The Country messageboard the organisers explained: “This is a very sad conclusion to our passionate efforts to develop an interesting and credible addition to the UK festival market.

“Unfortunately, Wild in the Country has become the latest in a series of festivals that have suffered from a unique and well-documented set of market forces this summer.

“We did everything possible to make the event happen and would like to apologise to all those who have purchased tickets, and for the inconvenience this cancellation may have caused.”

The organisers added they would attempt to ensure that those who had bought tickets were refunded, but did not give specific information about how to claim one.