Poor ticket sales blamed for cancellation of inaugural OxfordOxford Festival

Klaxons and Katy B were due to perform at the event this weekend (September 26-28)

The first ever OxfordOxford festival has been cancelled.

The event was due to take place this weekend (September 26-28) with Klaxons, Katy B and Gaz Coombes of Supergrass on the bill. However the three-day film, music and community festival will no longer go ahead with organisers blaming poor ticket sales and “uncertainty” surrounding an unnamed artist.

A statement posted online reads: “It is with great sadness that we have to cancel the inaugural OxfordOxford. A number of factors in September, including an uncertainty with a previously confirmed artist, alongside poor local ticket sales, have forced this decision. The whole team, including partners, has tirelessly worked around the clock to try to make the event work, but unfortunately we are not in the position to continue any further.”

As well as a music day, OxfordOxford was due to have a cinema theme on September 26 and a community day on September 28. The cinema day was to show Top Gun, Alice In Wonderland and The Goonies plus singalong screenings of Grease and Dirty Dancing.

Ticket refunds are available either automatically through online retailers or in-store if bought in The Truck Store, The Bullingdon, The Rusty Bicycle or The Rickety Press.