Organisers of the VAULT Festival today announced that this year's programme will not go ahead due to the surge in Covid-19 infections.
In a statement on the festival's website they explained that despite exploring numerous options to allow the 10th anniversary festival to go ahead, they decided continuing would "put our staff and artists at risk of being subjected to months of stress, uncertainty, and insurmountable financial vulnerability."
"The challenges posed by Covid-19 have been at the forefront of our planning throughout our preparations and we’ve undertaken extensive scenario planning in order to be able to deliver a safe, welcoming, and celebratory event that could overcome them."
They went on to say "It is with broken hearts that we make this statement."
All staff and artists were notified before the public statement and VAULT said they "are working hard to support and minimise the financial impact on them".
All existing ticket holders are being contacted by email.
For further information please visit https://vaultfestival.com