The 2010 edition of the Glade festival has been cancelled.
Increased costs and poor tickets sales are among the reasons given for the cancellation in a statement on the festival’s official site:
“This year the requirements imposed upon us for policing, security and stewarding have been greatly increased. To make matters worse the reluctance of the police to negotiate in advance and deliberately delay any dialogue with us has resulted in our being unable to tie down a final costing for the event. This, along with unexpected legal fees associated with a last minute license review, has radically increased the cost of the festival.
” […] Faced with what is already an expensive event to put on and with these unexpected forced increases in security and police costs as well as a level of advanced ticket sales that is below our expectations we have no choice but to do the responsible thing and cancel the event.”
The festival was set to feature the likes of Orbital, Simian Mobile Disco and Tricky, To read the full statement, and for information on ticket refunds, click here.