Supermarket Morrisons’s MFest music festival cancelled due to severe weather

Inspiral Carpets, Matt Cardle, Cher Lloyd were among the acts due to perform

This weekend’s MFest, the food and music festival put on by supermarket chain Morrisons, has been cancelled.

The event was due to take place at Harwood House, Leeds tomorrow (July 7) and Sunday (July 8) and was due to feature performances from Inspiral Carpets, The Human League, Bob Geldof, former Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock and ex-Beautiful South and Housemartins’ singer Paul Heaton as well as celebrity chefs Aldo Zilli and Atul Kocchar.

Sadly, organisers have now been forced to cancel the event, blaming “adverse weather conditions” and saying that they could not guarantee public safety.


They said in a statement: “It is with our deepest regret that due to the adverse weather conditions leading up to this event in conjunction with the extreme weather warning as issued by the met office for the weekend, we were left with no other decision than to abandon this weekend’s MFEST.”

They continued: “This was a joint decision made between the promoter, the production team, health and safety and Harewood House. We sought advice from a number of agencies including Leeds City Council before making the decision. The public’s health and safety is of paramount concern, therefore it would be irresponsible to continue however disappointed we all are. Information on ticket refunds will be issued on Monday (July 9).”

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