A festival organiser has cancelled its event because of the coronavirus outbreak. 

The Mighty Hoopla had three day festivals planned from Friday, June 5, and up until today (April 7) was still planning to go ahead with the events. 

But organisers have now decided to cancel.  

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

This year was due to 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.  

In a statement released today Mighty Hoopla said: “Dear Hoopla Family, due to the continued spread of Coronavirus and following recent Government statements, we sadly announce that Mighty Hoopla will not take place this year. 

“Unfortunately we have to confirm the festival has been cancelled due to the current public health crisis, and we support any decision taken in order to avoid additional pressure being placed on both The Health and Emergency Services whilst these organisations continue fighting on behalf of us all on the frontline of the crisis 

“This was not the news we had hoped to share with you, but as an independent festival we had to fully exhaust every option available to us before having to accept the decision that was forced upon us, so thank you for your continued patience. 

“Your support is essential to keep Mighty Hoopla alive and we would like to invite you all to join us on 5th June 2021 and we’ll carry your existing ticket forward with us. 

“If however, you do wish to receive a refund you will have the full face-value of your ticket returned to you. 

“Please do show a little patience and bear with us because we need to liaise with our insurers and ticket companies in order to set up the necessary mechanisms. 

“To the hundreds of NHS staff we pledged free tickets to back in November – your tickets will be automatically valid for 2021.  

“We will also be increasing the allocation we give annually to the NHS in 2021 to say a heartfelt thanks for their brave, incredible efforts during this crisis. 

“Once more, we are so sorry we have to pause the party for now but we promise a MIGHTY comeback in 2021 with the ultimate celebration of freedom, love and pop music. 

“Please continue to look after yourselves and everyone around you.  See you in 2021.  Love, Mighty Hoopla x”