Next month’s Titanic Lockdown festival in Belfast – due to feature Happy Mondays, New Order, Anna Calvi and more – has been cancelled. A statement from the promoters reads as follows:
Due to poor ticket sales in a challenging economic climate, it is with great regret and disappointment that we must announce the cancellation of the 2012 Titanic Lockdown summer festival. Despite a huge wave of goodwill, ticket sales have been significantly slower than forecast for an event featuring such high profile acts. As a result, it will not be possible to deliver the event.
We would like to offer our sincere thanks to all who have supported, endorsed and believed in the project. In addition, we offer good wishes to all local festival organisers, promoters and artists currently beating the drum for the Arts in Northern Ireland. They make a wonderful contribution to the cultural life of our city in these bleak economic times.
No one is more disappointed than us that the event will not now be taking place, but unfortunately the circumstances are simply beyond our control.
All tickets will be fully refunded – please contact your ticket provider for details.