We have just received this message regarding significant changes to the Hulme Festival. Its expected there will be more information forthcoming soon.
"We are sorry to announce that one of the licenses for the Hulme Festival has been revoked. This means that only those activities planned by Zion Arts will be going ahead. The following parts are being cancelled: the Main Stage, Roots Tent, Soapbox Acoustic stage, Holistic Therapies, Urban Activities, Crafty Corner and the Food Court.
The Zion will still be hosting a 1940's themed afternoon. There will be performances from the Swing Commanders, the Zion Arts Young Performers and Borhan (hip-hop pyramid) together with entertainments from Venture Arts and a Story Corner. While we would like to encourage you to attend this event we must warn you that the maximum capacity of the venue is 500 people and, as such, you may be turned away on the day.
We wish to extend an apology and thanks to everyone who has been preparing for the event. Obviously we are massively disappointed that the organisers and Council Members have taken this decision. Please believe we have made every attempt to find alternative means of putting on the festival.
We have every hope of seeing the Hulme Festival return at a later date and are currently working with the Council to determine whether this is possible.
While we share your disappointment, we must encourage you not to take action into your own hands.
If you wish to register your enthusiasm for having the Hulme Festival at a later date please sign this petition."