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MFEST, York 800 flotilla and Dragon race is cancelled


7:57am 6th July 2012
(Updated 2:54pm 6th July 2012)

The weather has already claimed the M fest and river celebrations for York 800.

It was due to take place in leeds this weekend but organisers have called it off.

Message from Superchannel Live Ltd

It is with our deepest regret that due to the adverse weather conditions leading up to this event in conjunction with the extreme weather warning as issued by the Met Office for the weekend, we were left with no other decision than to abandon this weekend’s MFEST.

This was a joint decision made between the promoter, the production team, health and safety and Harewood House.

We sought advice from a number of agencies including Leeds City Council before making the decision.

The public’s health and safety is of paramount concern, therefore it would be irresponsible to continue no matter how disappointed we all are.

Information on ticket refunds will be issued on Monday 9th July.


Elsewhere, the York 800 celebrations on the river have been cancelled.

It's effecting the York 800 Flotilla and the dragon boat races.

Organisers have made the decision because on expected high river levels.

Statement from Sally Burns, director of Communities and Neighbourhood for City of York Council:

With regret, due to forecasts of prolonged heavy rain today and expected high river levels, City of York Council has had to postpone the Charter Weekend Flotilla and Dragon Boat Race events, which were due to take place this weekend (7th and 8th July 2012).

We are exploring the possibility of rescheduling these exciting events later in the year.

There is still a huge amount of events happening over this historical weekend for York and we would encourage anyone who wishes to join in the celebrations and find out more about these events to click here.

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