Four Tet’s Field Day set forced to be “shut down” due to overcrowding
Field Day organisers have thanked fans for their understanding in “frustrating” circumstances when they were forced to halt Four Tet’s performance due to crowd safety fears.
Four Tet’s headline show in the event’s iconic barn stage on Saturday night was, in the words of the man himself, “shut down” as too many people tried to enter the tent.
“My show at Field Day got shut down last night due to overcrowding,” he wrote on Twitter. “Was some madness. Respecting your enthusiasm to see me play though! Don’t worry London, I’ll make it up to you. I’ve got plans.”
My show at Field Day got shut down last night due to overcrowding. Was some madness. Respecting your enthusiasm to see me play though! Don’t worry London I’ll make it up to you. I’ve got plans.
Far Out Magazine reached out to Field Day who explained that there was “a pause during the show in The Barn on Saturday evening to allow concerns about congestion to be addressed” as opposed to being “shut down”.
Further clearing up any confusion, Field Day organisers released a more detailed statement, it read: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to Field Day this weekend. There was a pause during the show in The Barn on Saturday evening to allow concerns about congestion to be addressed. We realise this delay was frustrating but the safety of everyone on site is always our top priority and we are grateful to the audience for their patience and cooperation.
“The festival was sold out on Friday. On Saturday, the number on site was within the increased licensed capacity and there was additional space to reflect this. Please be assured that we will be collating, reading and reviewing all feedback so please do send any further comments you have have to [email protected]fielddayfestivals.com.”
They added: “Thank you once again for all those who attended Field Day 2018.”