Leighton Live

Spiralling costs blamed for Leighton Live cancellation

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Ever increasing costs have been cited by the organising team of Leighton Live as the main reason for the cancellation of the new three-day music festival.
With a licence for 9,999, and with Booths, the Northern supermarket chain as sponsor, Leighton Live launched in March and was set to take place at Leighton Hall, near Carnforth, Lancashire, from June 3-5.
The festival was created by the same team behind Highest Point Festival.
In a statement, the organising team said: “It is with great sadness that we have made the decision to cancel this year’s Leighton Live three-day music festival.
“We often see people produce all sorts of reasons why they cancel events, but we do not wish to stray from the truth – with two weeks to go, the whole project just isn’t going to work.”
The statement continued: “Events are ridiculously expensive things to stage, with the ever increasing costs required to put each one on covered not only by the ticket sales but by the bars and on-site catering too.
“It has taken us the past four years to get Highest Point Festival to the point where it breaks even and has a secure future, and continuing with Leighton Live would heavily jeopardise that.
“We have spent the last week or so working through various forecasts and scenarios, but ultimately, we have to make the decision to cancel the event rather than incur any more expenses in delivering the show.”