Boom Town Winter Gathering Canceled After Festival Disasters


LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Organizers for what was billed as the “UK’s biggest indoor festival” have canceled the event, following a series of incidents including a death and a major fire at their Boomtown Fair Festival earlier this month.

Event organizer BoomTown Fair said that tickets for the BoomTown Winter Gathering would not be going on sale as in light of events, noting that it did not seem "appropriate" to proceed with the event.

The BoomTown Fair festival, which took place in Winchester with more than 50,000 people in attendance, was marred by the death of Olivia Christopher, an 18-year-old festival-goer who was found deceased in her tent, and a fire which ripped through a parking lot at the festival, destroying 82 vehicles.

“Although there were many amazing things that happened at the festival last weekend, the incidents that did occur, we feel we should take some time to take stock of. As a very close team with so much love for the community that is created at BoomTown, we are absolutely devastated by the news of our festival attendee who tragically passed away. Our thoughts are with the young lady’s family, friends, and loved ones,” a rep for BoomTown Fair wrote on their Facebook page.

The Winter Gathering was due to take place at the Royal Bath and West showground, near Shepton Mallet, on 10 December. – Staff Writers