Konnect Northeast Dance Festival [Update: Cancelled]

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Update: Konnect Festival has now been cancelled. A statement released on the events Facebook page says they have been forced to cancel the one day festival due to “health & safety concerns”. The promoters have explored other avenues in an attempt to keep the event alive but have now made the difficult decision to call it off.

Ticket holders are being urged to contact their source of purchase (Skiddle or local ticket sellers) for a full refund.

Read the full statement:

We have been notified, we cannot continue to hold Konnect Fest outdoors with the 4 Marquees set up on the site at Sedgefield Racecourse.
Due to legal reasons we are limited to what we can say but can assure you this is a massive surprise to us and is totally out of our control.
We have gone through the correct process with the local authorities Safety Advisory Group and all requirements have been put in place to ensure the safety of the public. 

We have been offered to have Konnect fest inside the buildings but upon inspection this was not possible as it would be a risk to the safety of the pubic and also we would lose the concept of running a festival.

Trying to rescue what is a very bad situation we have pushed to have 2 marquees outside and 3 rooms indoor, but upon careful consideration and the uncertainty of where we stand we are hanging onto something that is not good enough for the product we are selling to the customer and also the risk of health and safety to the public.

We have also looked at the possibility of moving it to another site close by but with the time we have been left, this is impossible to do and to go through the SAG process with the changes will take more than 3 weeks.

This decision has not been made lightly but we see no choice but to cancel the event, to say we are upset is an understatement, Konnectfest was looking to be something big and fresh to the Northeast and for the second time we have been left destroyed.

For the last 8 months we have spent day and night working on Konnect to make this something special, but the decision has been made not to continue with Konnect or elevation events. We thank all that has supported us over the years….

To any suspicions or rumours that this was cancelled due to tickets sales we can assure you this is not the case. We will post when we can the numbers sold before closing our pages down.

All Tickets sales will be refunded.

For Online Tickets, they will be refunded automatically in the next few days

For Paper ticket Outlets, please take back to the shop for refund

For Paper tickets purchased from one of our sellers please contact the seller for refund

If you purchased a ticket direct from us please email sales@konnectfest.co.uk

Please be patient, we have a lot to still sort out through the process but we will get back to you.

We apologise for any convenience this has caused , for any other enquiries please contact sales@konnectfest.co.uk

Hardcore legend Darren Styles, along with Joey Riot and Squad-E are set to headline the first Konnect music festival, a one day event taking place on 19th September 2015. Other arenas include Lisa Pin-up, Hypasonic and the best the Northeast rave scene has to offer.


The event, originally set to take on 6th June 2015 has been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, which is great news for those of you that still need a ticket because you won’t be able to pay on the door.

This is the first event of it’s kind to hit the Northeast so we are calling all ravers to get behind it to help make it a huge success.

Konnect dance festival will be held at Sedgefield Racecourse. You can find the full line up and ticket information at the promoters Facebook page.

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