Takedown Festival 2024 postponed

Takedown Festival has made the decision to postpone what was set to be its biggest one due to ongoing works at the venue.

Unfortunately, Takedown Festival has had to postpone its April 13 and 14 two-day festival.

The festival had been due to host its first two-dayer at Portsmouth’s Guildhall but work is currently going on to refurbish the venue and organisers have come to the decision to postpone the festival until next year.

Takedown Festival Ltd Director and CEO of The Guildhall Trust, Andy Grays said, “Like many historic buildings, the building works to the basement of Portsmouth Guildhall have given contractors a few surprises along the way! The main problem being a concrete slab that needs to be drilled for drainage being much deeper than anticipated which has added several weeks to the build schedule. The Base will be one of the most unique creative spaces for young people anywhere in the country once completed, and an incredible asset for Portsmouth, but obviously the unforeseen extension to the works and impact on Takedown Festival will be disappointing for the bands and fans alike”.

Takedown Festival Ltd and Divergent Festivals Directors, Kai and Sarah Harris said, “We know a lot of people are finding things tough at the moment and while we have extended our early bird price initiatives and offered split payment options, as one of the first festivals of the season, we have found this year to be particularly challenging. This combined with the impact of the extended building works has forced us to consider all options and postponement is the only viable option for this year. Takedown Festival has a really loyal following, and we are determined to use the additional lead-time to hit back next year and deliver the event the fans deserve!”

Elizabeth Birt

March 7, 2024

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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