Chazzstock Festival is a one of a kind festival. Not only does it provide people with great music such as The Horrors and The Vaccines to name a few, but also raising money in memory of the much loved young musician Charles Haddon.

However due to unforeseen licensing issues, Chazzstock Festival, which was due to take place at Stanford Hall, Lutterworth on the weekend of June 9-10th, has regrettably been cancelled.

But hang on it’s not all doom and gloom. Chazzstock will still live on in the form of a one-day event across both Wolverhampton Civic Hall and Wulfrun Hall on Sunday 10th June, with full sets from headline The Vaccines, The Horrors and Tribes.

The festival raises money in memory of Charles, otherwise known as Chazz. Chazz was the lead singer of cult synth-pop band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool and sadly passed away in August 2010.  All money raised at the event will be donated to The Prince’s Trust, a youth charity that changes young people’s lives.

Tickets for the new event are priced at £25( a bargain for The Horrors and The Vaccines) and are available via the ticket links below:

www.gigsandtours.com

www.gigantic.com

www.wolvescivic.co.uk

And for those of you who already brought tickets?

Festival ticket holders are being offered the choice of a full refund or a transfer to a special VIP ticket for the day event. Full details on refunds and the new event will be available shortly via the Chazzstock website, so keep an eye on it: www.chazzstock.org

Jack Bissell, organiser of Chazzstock and close friend of the late Charles Haddon, has released this official statement:

“It’s with a heavy heart that we have to pull the festival. It’s always a struggle for a brand new festival and as a non-profit festival it has been even harder. We have fought hard to make Chazzstock Festival work, as we wanted to get the best possible result for Charles and the charity we are raising money for.

“Due to licensing restrictions and an impending festival date, it seemed a change of venue was the best possible solution. The Vaccines have been very supportive of the venue change and we still want to put on an event that would make Charlie proud!

“I’d like to thank everyone involved in organising the festival and everyone who has bought a ticket for their support. It really means a lot to us all and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused. I still hope that one day, we can do a proper Chazzstock Festival. Maybe we should go with Charlie’s original plan and do it in the field behind his parent’s house!”

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