Glade Festival cancelled

The 2010 Glade Festival has been cancelled due to a increased security costs and poor pre-sales.

The festival, which was set to take place July 15-19 at the Matterley Bowl in Winchester, had a lineup that boasted the likes of Jeff Mills, Simian Mobile Disco, Autechre and Seth Troxler.

An official statement on the festival’s website read: “This year the requirements imposed upon us for policing, security and stewarding have been greatly increased. To make matters worse the reluctance of the police to negotiate in advance and deliberately delay any dialogue with us has resulted in our being unable to tie down a final costing for the event.

“This, along with unexpected legal fees associated with a last minute license review, has radically increased the cost of the festival.

“”Faced with what is already an expensive event to put on and with these unexpected forced increases in security and police costs as well as a level of advanced ticket sales that is below our expectations we have no choice but to do the responsible thing and cancel the event.”

Ticket holders are being advised to refer to their point of purchase for a full refund. For further details check out the official Glade site.