Y-Not Festival cancels final day amid safety fears

Y-Not Festival, which takes place in Derbyshire this weekend, has been beset with issues culminating in the cancellation of their final day (Sunday 30 July 2017) and gig-goers advised to leave the site. 

Following a muddy opening to the festival the Friday night headline set by The Vaccines was cancelled and while Saturday’s line up went ahead the full programme from the final day was pulled early on Sunday morning. The sold out festival was due performances from Maximo Park, Happy Mondays and Two Door Cinema Club among others on the final day.

A statement on the festival’s Facebook page read: “Unfortunately we’ve had to take the difficult decision to cancel Sunday due to the adverse weather conditions across the weekend, after consulting all the relevant authorities. The safety of our guests, performers and crew is our primary concern and the potential risk was too severe for Sunday to go ahead. We are very sorry for the disappointment and disruption caused to everyone who was looking forward to the final day of the festival. We understand that people will have questions about refunds. We will be giving all our guests further information about this over the coming days.”

Organisers went on to provide information about leaving the site by car and coach, facilities that would remain on site and concluded, “Ending Y NOT 2017 like this was an incredibly difficult decision and we are as disappointed as you are. Getting guests off site safely is our number one priority. Please bear with us and if you do need to contact us please be advised that our response may be a little delayed at this time.”

Reactions were mixed in the comments below with a sizeable amount of anger directed toward the organisers.

The latest information from Y-Not is available from their Facebook page and  Twitter. The have stated information on refunds will be given in due course but are currently focused on supporting people to safely leave the site.

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