Houghton Festival cancelled due to extreme weather warnings

Houghton 2018
© Jake Davis

The festival was set to kick off tonight (8 August) in Norfolk.

The organisers behind Houghton Festival announced on Facebook this morning (8 August) that the event has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. In the post, the team explain that weather conditions “dramatically worsened” overnight and are set to “deteriorate further into the weekend.” Houghton was due to take place this weekend, on 8-12 August, at Houghton Hall in Norfolk.

The statement reads: “Tragically, following this morning’s reports and further consultation with authorities, health and safety and all the festival directors, the decision has been made to cancel Houghton 2019.”

“We are utterly devastated. All the hard work, love and creativity that has gone into planning and producing this year’s event made this an almost impossible decision to make.”

“This was set to be a wonderful weekend and the boldest step we have ever taken as a festival. However, nothing is more important than the safety of our customers, staff and performers, which would be compromised if we were to go ahead.”

The post advises that festival-goers discontinue or cancel plans to travel to the event. Information regarding refunds will be shared later today.

Curated by Craig Richards, the event was set to host Four Tet, Ricardo Villalobos, Shanti Celeste, Ben UFO, object blue, Hunee and more.