Golden Down Festival 2012 is cancelled

Roots Manuva, Four Tet, Slow Club were all booked to perform at the Hampshire event

Golden Down Festival, which was due to take place next month, has been cancelled.

The event, which was due to run from June 15 – 17 at the Black Bush Valley on the Matterley Estate in Hampshire, has been shelved after organisers cited “circumstances beyond their control”.

Roots Manuva, Four Tet, Slow Club, Lee Scratch Perry, Apparat, The Herbaliser, Ghostpoet, Dub Pistols, Kerri Chandler, Lucy Rose, Portico Quartet, Adrian Sherwood, Stealing Sheep and a host of others were all confirmed to play the event.


The organisers said in a statement: “It is with much regret that we announce the cancellation of Golden Down festival for this year. Unfortunately due to a number of circumstances beyond our control we have come to the realisation that we are unable to stage the festival that we had originally conceived; one that would meet the high expectations of both artists and audience.”

They continued: “We would like to express our sincere regrets to the artists, and to everyone who has been working hard trying to bring Golden Down to fruition. We’d also like to thank the fans who’ve already bought tickets, and can only apologise that we are not able to deliver the festival that you wanted. Ticket holders will be automatically receive a full refund from their ticket agents.”

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