Festival Statement

The Southend City Festival organising partnership has had to take the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the upcoming event on 2-4 September. The festival organisers are currently working with the artists on a rescheduled date for next year. Further details will be released as soon as possible, but nonetheless current ticketholders will be offered a full refund.

With time to overcome the logistical challenges, market supply issues and visa related complications, this festival will continue to be the ambitious showcase for the City of Southend that we all intended. We appreciate that this outcome is disappointing and apologise for any inconvenience but appreciate your patience and understanding in the forthcoming days and weeks, as we share with you more information regarding next year’s event.