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6th May 2011

Brighton's Shakedown Festival date changed

The event moves from July to September 2011

Organisers of the Shakedown Festival, which is due to take place on Saturday July 9 2011 in Brighton’s Stanmer Park, today announce that the event has been moved to Saturday, September 17 2011. Following lengthy discussions with Brighton and Hove Council, both parties agreed that the event should move to a later date to allow more time to implement measures to ensure the safety of all attendees.

In the case of those who have already purchased tickets, there are two options: firstly, all tickets will be fully transferable to the new date (with no action needed on the part of purchasers) and secondly a full refund will be available from Wednesday 11 May. All tickets sales are suspended until 11 May.

“We would like to sincerely apologise to anyone disappointed by this postponement, but would like to assure everyone affected that it will ultimately lead to a far safer and more enjoyable event. We would also like to assure everyone that the festival is financially secure and all monies from ticket sales are protected. We are now working with our current line-up of artists to reschedule them to our new date of September 17. We will make a full line-up announcement on May 11, when we will also issue refund details for those ticket holders unable to attend on September 17. Moving the date is not ideal but we will work closely with the council to deliver a great event in September. Ticket sales have been excellent so far and we expect that to continue.”
Shakedown Director Matt Priest

A council spokesperson said; “We’re still working with Shakedown to help them to deliver a safe, well-managed event. But the council and emergency services felt they needed more time to do that, hence the new date.”

The line up was to have included Razorlight, Example, Mark Ronson (DJ Set), Beardyman, Freemasons, 2manyDJs, Sub Focus Live, Zane Lowe, Kissy Sellout ft. MC Cobra, Jaymo & Andy George, Yasmin Live, Dot Rotten, Riva Star, Thomas Gandey (AKA Caged Baby), Prok & Fitch, DPM DJs Russ Yallop & Yianni and Stanton Warriors. Revises line up to be announced shortly.
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