Thursday, September 28, 2023

Wildside Festival Cancelled Again!

The Wildside Festival, run by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is again not happening.

Wildside was originally supposed to take place on Saturday 15th June, but was postponed due to extreme weather making the ground unsafe.  The new date for the festival was set for Saturday 10th August, and again the organisers have cancelled due to poor weather forecasts.  This time the cancellation is permanent and all tickets and parking fees have been refunded.

There is a Yellow weather warning in place from The Met, promising high winds, thunderstorms, and rain.  A Yellow weather warning is a signal to “be aware” that “severely bad weather” is expected over the next few days.

Organisers Joe, Jack and Kaite issued the following announcement,


It’s with absolute devastation that we have made the difficult decision to cancel Wildside Festival.

We have been gathering information and guidance from our safety advisor, infrastructure contractors, and the MET Office following the weather warnings in the region for Saturday and a decision was made this afternoon.

The safety of you, as well as performers, volunteers and crew comes first, and the potential risk is too severe for the event to go ahead at this time.

We can confirm that we will automatically refund all tickets. 

Thank you for your understanding and support and we wish you a fun and safe Saturday!

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