UPDATE: The Mighty Hoopla has cancelled its event, story to follow

A festival organiser has said its June event is still planned to go ahead despite the coronavirus outbreak.  

The Mighty Hoopla has three day festivals planned from Friday, June 5.  

It recently secured a three-year licence for Brockwell Park in Lambeth, which has hosted events from the organiser since 2018.   

This year will include day festivals Wide Awake, Mighty Hoopla, and Cross the Tracks.  

Lambeth Council closed the park on Sunday, April 5, because of people flouting social distancing rules, but it has since reopened.  

Although many summer events have been cancelled because of the Government ban on social gatherings, the Mighty Hoopla released a statement saying it would continue to sell tickets.  

It said: “Following the recent avalanche of information in the media and speculation concerning the coronavirus and festivals, we’d like to address the resulting confusion.  

“The government hasn’t yet banned events in June and unless (or until) they do we will continue to sell tickets and plan for a great Hoopla day out.  

“If you already hold a ticket or plan to buy one, we can confirm that you will be refunded if we are forced to cancel Mighty Hoopla 2020.  

“Of course we hope it doesn’t come to that and we are considering every option available to us right now – including rescheduling the date to later in the year – so we will keep you updated as much as we can.  

“In the mean time look after yourself and everyone around you.  

“We’re all in this together. Love, Mighty Hoopla x”