Gales blow Tonbridge Calling music festival away
by Andy Tong | 9th August 2019
THE Tonbridge Calling music festival at the town’s Racecourse Sportsground on Saturday [August 10] has been called off due to a forecast of high winds.
The free one-day music festival has been cancelled by the organisers after severe weather warnings were issued, with winds of up to 50mph predicted.
The organisers said: “It is with a very heavy heart that we have decided to cancel Tonbridge Calling 2019.
“You will have seen the Yellow Weather Warnings all over the South East, and heard of other outdoor events being cancelled.
“This is all done with a view to the safety to our guests in an outdoor environment with the potential of 50mph gusts.
They added: “We are really disappointed but feel it is best for all concerned to make this decision as soon as possible.
“We want to thank the vendors, groups and all the other friends who have worked so hard to get us to this stage.
“We have had three fantastic events weather-wise and this year’s forecast was always a probability at some point.”
The event is designed to bring the community together while raising money for worthy causes – this year Nourish Community Foodbank was set to benefit.
Fuggles Beer Cafe were due to attend for the first time, providing a full bar including a specially brewed Tonbridge Calling pilsner lager.
However, the venue will still be hosting an ‘after-party’ on its premises at 165 High Street from 8pm until midnight.
Entertainment will be provided by Tunbridge Wells Latin band Salsadelic and DJs playing a variety of musical styles.