The event suffered huge delays yesterday (August 5) and its second day was pulled hours before gates were due to open
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The 12,5000-capacity festival was booked to take place at William Brown Street in the city’s St George’s Quarter. James, Hacienda Classical, Ocean Colour Scene, Razorlight and The Fratellis were amongst those to feature on the line-up.
Police were called to the event yesterday (August 5) when the area became overcrowded. Thousands of fans were made to wait for hours and many complained of poor access to facilities including toilets, food and drink.
Merseyside Police tweeted that they were “working with stewards at opening up another entrance”.
Organisers for the festival blamed the production manager for the chaos and posted his name and email address on a post on their Facebook page. “The production manager who did not complete the site in time and did not provide the planned bridged walkways into the garden was Richard Agar,” it read.
In a statement provided to the Liverpool Echo, festival promoter Lee O’Hanlon said Hope & Glory would take place today (August 6) as planned, saying “steps had been taken to ensure another great day of entertainment.”
However, the event was pulled hours before gates were due to open. “Following the unfair and vitriolic comments, some of us have decided not to proceed,” they wrote on their Twitter page. Another tweet read: “no festival today”.
Notices up around the festival saying Hope and Glory in Liverpool has been cancelled pic.twitter.com/IkQExTAolH
— Roisin Hastie (@RoisinHastie) 6 agosto 2017