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Safe As Milk has been cancelled

The weekend festival due to take place at Pontins holiday camp this April has announced it will not go ahead

Safe As Milk Festival has announced that its first edition will not be going ahead due to lack of ticket sales. Organised by Graham Thrower (alt vinyl) in partnership with Lee Etherington (Tusk festival), the three-day event made its first announcement last October, and was set to feature a whopping line-up that included Actress, Anna Meredith, Ata Kak, Princess Nokia, Gaika, Carla dal Forno, Circle, Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force, Moor Mother, Shirley Collins, The Residents, This Is Not This Heat, Dopplereffekt, Nurse With Wound, Grouper and many others.

“We are very sorry to announce that we have had to take the decision to cancel Safe As Milk Festival,” reads the statement on their website. “Despite the widespread excitement about the event, we’re sorry to report that ticket sales have not reached a level to make the event viable so, despite our best efforts, we have no other option but to cancel.

“We would like to apologise to all the customers, artists, partners and suppliers that have been let down by this situation. We felt we should take this decision now in the hope of minimizing inconvenience to all involved.

“We would also like to thank the many people that have worked with us on trying to make Safe As Milk happen and the many of you that have shown such enthusiasm for the festival.”

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