After two days of sold-out shows, one of Brighton’s biggest music festivals has been shut down.
Large numbers of people, both local and national gathered on Brighton beach over the first 48 hours to celebrate the event, coming just over a week after the UK reopened without the need for restrictions or social distancing.
On The Beach, which emanates from Madeira Drive, launched on Friday night with performances from huge names such as Chase and Status, Carl Cox and many other acts desperate to be able to perform for cheering fans again.
In a statement shared via social media, On The Beach explained that ‘ Due to reasons beyond our control, we regret we have to cancel today’s On The Beach event.
‘It is hugely devastating for us to have to cancel the 3rd sold out day of On The Beach after months of planning and two hugely successful shows on Friday and Saturday.
‘Our deepest apologies for any inconvenience this has caused. Your ticket company will be in touch regarding your refund.’
The start of Sunday’s event was initially delayed due to the effect of adverse weather conditions which prevented the opening of the day’s performances.
No further reason was given for why the event was cancelled, with many attendees disgruntled by the news being released only an hour before it was due to begin.
Acts such as Pendulum, Dimension, Hybrid Minds, DJ Inter and many more were all scheduled to take to the stage.
However, the official after party still took place with the management team adjusting the opening times to 8pm, extending the opportunities for those presents to attend and enjoy the night.
Hybrid Minds were also rescheduled to attend the after party as an additional act.
Following the end of all of the scheduled events, organisers stated their intentions to work with a waste management company to clean up any waste or litter that remained.
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