Waterlogged field forces cancellation of village festival

Organisers of Cranford Live say they were disappointed to take the decision to cancel
Organisers of Cranford Live say they were disappointed to take the decision to cancel
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The return of the rain this week has forced the cancellation of another popular summer event.

Cranford Live, which attracted around 1,500 people in a showcase of local bands and acts in its inaugural year in 2011, has been cancelled due to a waterlogged field.

The event was due to take place this Sunday, August 5, but organisers were forced into making the decision today.

Huw Boyt, one of the festival’s organisers, said: “We had three quarters of rain in an hour yesterday and the field is completely waterlogged, with more rain yet to come.

“Speaking to the owner of the field, and taking into consideration that we would need to have lorries driving onto the field, we took the decision to cancel it.

“We’re all very disappointed but we’ll be back next year.”

Acts such as jazz singer and Cranford resident Susan Valliant Speer, Branstown Band, Blacklight Pioneer and The Shamlas, were all set to take to the stage at this year’s event.