Wide Skies and Butterflies Cancelled, Producer Ceases Trading

Pictured for last year's launch: Abbie Panks, Lord Tom Raynham, Gilly the dog, Samira Williams, Sam Booker and Tom Branston. Credit- Eastern Daily Press

The first ever Wide Skies and Butterflies Festival, due to take place on the Raynham Estate in Norfolk between 5 and 7 August, with a line-up including The Vaccines, Hot Chip, Laura Mvula and Natalie Imbruglia.

Organisers SMS Event Production Ltd announced the cancellation, citing increased costs and lower than anticipated sales as reasons for the cancellation, adding “For a festival in its first year the combination of these obstacles, as well as a key investment failing to come through, has made it impossible for us to go ahead.” they also announced the winding up of the company.