Music festival death update - organisers release statement after dance music event cancelled

Music festival death update - organisers release statement after dance music event cancelled

Music festival death update - organisers release statement after dance music event cancelled

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ORGANISERS of the music festival released the following statement on their website last night.

"It is with great sadness that we have to announce Surround Festival 2014 will be cancelled.

"This morning on site there was a tragic accident and this has resulted in one of the team members we were working alongside passing away.

"The incident involved someone highly experienced in their role, operating equipment they were fully trained to use. It was an exceptionally unfortunate accident.

"Our thoughts are with their friends and family at this difficult time and we are working closely with local authorities.

"We understand that this is deeply disappointing to everybody expecting to come, as it is for us. We fully intend to make refunds to all ticket holders and are working very hard to get our refund procedure in place.

"We hope you understand is there is a delay in responding to communications, it has been a difficult time and we are doing everything we can.

"Full details regarding the refund procedure will be announced as soon as possible.

"Thank you for your patience, Team Surround.

"If you have any urgent enquiries we can be contacted on: enquiries@surroundfestival.com"

Emergency services were called to Sallywood Farm, Horsley yesterday morning, following the death of the 33-year-old man.

It is understood the worker was not employed by the farm.

Stroud District Council, police and Health and Safety Executive are jointly investigating the incident.

A spokesman for SDC said: “As this incident relates to an entertainment event it falls under the council’s jurisdiction to investigate.

“We are also working closely with our counterparts at the Health and Safety Executive, who are providing us with technical input to aid our investigation.”

The SNJ carried the following report about the festival in this weeks edition: A BRAND new micro festival is set to make waves with a unique musical experience housed in geodesic domes.

Featuring a range of world-class electronic and live acts, Surround Festival will take place at a secret location near Stroud this weekend.

Bristol duo Koan Sound are to headline. The pair’s recent release on Skrillex’s OWSLA label has gained international attention from the likes of Rolling Stone magazine.

Bringing a fusion of Trinidadian Soca and Sub Heavy UK underground to the Surround main stage will be Jus Now.

The dancehall duo are behind the summer anthem Tun Up.

The line-up also includes sets from Bristol grime act the Bandulu Gang, Rinse FM-resident Sam Supplier, Rich Reason, a resident at the Manchester Warehouse Project, Manchester deep dark house and future garage kings D Tached.

There will also be a treat for dub fans on The Roots Radical sound system forest stage, with secret guests headlining.

Surround takes place on Saturday from 2pm to 4am. The location will be confirmed to ticket holders. Visit surroundfestival.com

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