Homecoming ’09, Scotland's music festival, due to be held at Irvine Bay, Ayrehire, has been cancelled.
In an official announcement, the organisers have blamed what would seem to be excessive council demands for the termination of the festival. The statement read:
“It is with great regret that organisers of the Homecoming festival have announced that this year’s event has been cancelled.
“This is due to new demands from the council requesting 50 per cent of the profits and a £60,000 bond on the land.
“All ticket holders will be entitled to a full refund, and arrangements are currently being made to organise new venues and dates for some of the artists that were scheduled to perform at Homecoming ‘09.Article continues below
“More details will be revealed as soon as possible.”
Homecoming is the second 2009 festival to be affected by local authority ruling. Earlier this year, the Glade electronic music festival was forced to relocate due to inflexible noise restrictions enforced by Berkshire County Council.
Happily, the organisers of the festival have now secured the Matterly Bowl near Winchester, Hampshire, to host the event. Nick Ladd, Glade's creative director said: "We can now run it later on all nights, including Sunday, and make some proper noise."