Norway’s Quart Festival cancelled

Poor ticket sales force organisers to pull the plug

Norway’s Quart Festival has been cancelled, it has been announced.

The festival, the country’s largest, had been due to take place from July 2-5 in the southern region of Kristiansand.

The Enemy, Death Cab For Cutie, Dizzee Rascal and Future Of The Left had all been set to appear.

Organisers blamed “ticket sales being weaker than expected and budgetary concerns.” The festival board has been forced to “take the only option available to them” and declare bankruptcy.

It would have been the 17th event in the festival’s history.