Little London Fields Festival IS CANCELLED AGAIN!
This from www.littlelondonfields.co.uk
Thursday, May 05, 2011
It is with much sadness, frustration and regret that we (the organisers) have had to cancel this years Little London Fields on June 4th, 5th.
Last year was a huge success and we have planned another amazing event full of amazing Art, live musical performance, optimism and positivity; however Hackney council do not want the event to take place. We are still fighting this decision as we believe it unjust and incoherent given that last year was such a success and there were huge improvements in place to ensure that the event went ahead again safely (last year we reported zero crime) & with more emphasis on the artistic programming.
Despite petitions in favour of the event, endorsements from event industry professionals and the obvious boost to the local economy along with ZERO crime at last years event: Hackney council are opposing the event in its current form.
We are devastated and want to take this oppertunity to thank all the people whom have worked hard on this project & made last year a reality. Words can’t put into perspective how frustrated and solemn we are by the councils’ response. However we must salvage the enthusiasm, hard work and dedication of all those whom have helped to organise the festival and are attempting to hold a free event very close to or on the park, on a smaller scale that will provide an opportunity for the acts we have booked to perform and also to reward those who have remained loyal to the LLF cause.
In the interim, I just finally want to take this opportunity to all the volunteers at LLF for their unparalleled support, work ethic and resilience through the difficult times we have endured.
Thank you for your time, more information regarding the replacement event will be published online shortly. In the interim, please keep the faith, we are in the process of organising other free events with the same, honest, passionate ethos we instilled in Little London Fields.