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MFEST cancelled because of weather concerns

By | Published on Monday 9 July 2012

As the UK festival circuit experienced another wet weekend, the inaugural edition of a music and food fest sponsored by supermarket chain Morrisons was cancelled on Friday amidst concerns over the heavy rainfall forecast.

MFEST was due to take place at Harewood House near Leeds and would have featured sets from the likes of Bob Geldof, Texas and Matt Cardle. But organisers announced late last week that the event had been canned after the Met Office issued an amber warning of heavy rain in the region, and after taking advice from Leeds City Council.

Festival organisers said in a statement: “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”.