‘Shambolic and dangerous’ festival cancelled in Liverpool


Liverpool’s newest music festival Hope & Glory has been cancelled.

Liverpool’s newest music festival ‘Hope & Glory’ has been cancelled after shambolic and dangerous organisation led to overcrowding and a lack of basic facilities.

We were told how 12,5000-capacity festival was barely big enough for 5,000 people.

Merseyside Police were called to the event yesterday (5th August) when the area became overcrowded

Festival goers told us how there was poor access to toilets and food and drink facilities.

It is the first time the festival has been held in Liverpool with artists including James, The Fratellis, Razorlight and Charlotte Church on the bill.

Organisers for the festival blamed the production manager for the chaos and posted his name and email address on a post on their Facebook page. “The production manager who did not complete the site in time and did not provide the planned bridged walkways into the garden was Richard Agar,” it read.

In a statement provided to the Liverpool Echo, festival promoter Lee O’Hanlon said Hope & Glory would take place today as planned, saying “steps had been taken to ensure another great day of entertainment.”

 However, the event was pulled hours before gates were due to open. “Following the unfair and vitriolic comments, some of us have decided not to proceed,” they wrote on their Twitter page. Another tweet read: “no festival today”.



A move which was widely criticised by frustrated concert-goers who branded the message unprofessional.