Takedown Festival

Over-running building works force Takedown Festival to postpone

Over-running building works at Portsmouth’s Guildhall have forced the organiser of Takedown Festival to postpone the 2024 event.

Due to take place on April 13 and 14, the festival announced its postponement on its website.

A statement read: “Building works currently being undertaken at the Grade II listed venue to transform the basement of the Guildhall into one of the most innovative creative spaces for young people in the country have now been extended across the festival dates, resulting in the loss of two key areas of the festival site and a reduction in capacity, which combined with challenging trading conditions have sadly left the event unviable for this year.”

The statement continued: “Takedown Festival will return in 2025 with, it is hoped, much of this year’s line-up carried forward. We are currently in talks with all of the bands to see if this is possible for them. Until we are in a position to confirm any details we have decided that all ticket holders will be refunded by their point of purchase.

“We sincerely apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused and thank you in advance for your continued support of Takedown Festival into 2025.”