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Waveform cancelled

waveformWaveform has been cancelled. A statement from the organisers of Waveform says:

” It is with the deepest regret that we have to inform you that Waveform is postponed this year. The main reasons are the increased regulations for obtaining a licence, which have been incredibly prohibitive this year. The cost of ticking all the council boxes is just too restrictive for us to run an event such as Waveform, and despite employing our best tactics we are unable to comply and still maintain any sensible budget. We also believe that it would be very likely that first day licensing check issues would lead to a problem in opening up to the public at all.In addition, we are feeling more and more uncomfortable with all the personal infringements required, from searching, to justification on all levels in order to gather a few thousand like-minded people in a field.

For those who purchased tickets directly from Waveform, right now we can only guarantee a percentage of your money back, but please bear with us as we are working on several options to help you.

The organisers have lost a substantial amount of money, and we felt it was important to communicate the postponement as soon as possible, while we work on alternatives for all ticket buyers. A sad day for all involved.

Please email info@waveformfestival.com for further information on all options.”

Read more at http://www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/waveform/2013#jziopDTEvRdqLmXO.99