A POP-UP summer event in Oxfordshire featuring celebrity DJs has been cancelled following the Government's announcement to delay the easing of lockdown.

Henley Festival's Summer Fling will no longer go ahead on July 8 to 10.

Jo Bausor, CEO of Henley Festival, said: “We are all incredibly disappointed but we have to comply with Government regulations and the safety of our guests and the wider public has always been our priority.

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"We would like to thank you all for your support and remind you that it is not all bad news, as you can get your festival fix at Henley Festival on September 15-19. The face value of tickets will be refunded and if you have any issues or questions regarding refunds please contact SeeTickets."

Oxford Mail:

Festival goers who planned to attend the Summer Fling were set to enjoy three pop-up parties featuring live DJ sets from the likes of Martin Kemp and British DJs Trevor Nelson MBE and Jo Wiley.

It was dubbed a 'carnival-style party like no other', with dance bands, roving entertainers and a host of surprises.

Transforming into a vintage fun fair, organisers also planned to fill the weekend with street food, bars, a Moët Champagne Garden and a champagne slushy machine.

The three-day event was to kick-off with London-born Jamaican band Maroon Town whose tracks mix high energy Jamaican ska and reggae with rap, Latin, funk and soul, followed by an 80’s classic DJ set by Spandau Ballet legend Martin Kemp With an eclectic mix.

Former Ministry of Sound (and classical) musicians Johnny Cash Converters and The Bikini Beach Band were also set to take the stage.

While Henley’s Summer Fling cannot go ahead, its main festival is still planned which will see live performances from British pop band Madness, multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter James Blunt, singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor, DJ Sara Cox and legendary special guest, Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge joining Disco Classical.

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Other festivals in Oxfordshire are still expected to go ahead this summer.

One of them is Wilderness Festival which will be held among the woods and lawns of the Cornbury Estate near Charlbury from August 5-8. Headliners include DJ Jamie XX, rapper Loyle Carner and live drum & bass act Rudimental.

Also booked to play are Kidlington reggae selector David Rodigan and his Outlook Orchestra, Irish dance music stars Bicep, London disco-funk duo Franc Moody and multi-instrumentalist Georgia.

Organisers of the unique free family festival BunkFest in Wallingford are hopeful that the annual event will be able to make a comeback this year, but are also aware that there is a possibility the festival will need coronavirus restrictions in place.

Restrictions could include, limiting numbers, a vaccine passport, proof of a recent test or having a test before entering.

For Henley Festival ticket information go to henley-festival.co.uk.

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