We Are FSTVL ’24 Pulled Days Before Build Begins

We Are FSTVL 2024, due to take place on May 25-26 at Dagenham’s Central Park, has been cancelled due to safety concerns.

The local authority issued a statement stating:

“We are sorry to announce that the We Are FSTVL event organised by Rebelia Ltd and scheduled to take place in Central Park, Dagenham on the weekend of 25-26 May has had to be cancelled. This difficult decision has been made due to health and safety concerns.

“[Our] recent assessment of Central Park, after record levels of rainfall this year, has found the site cannot safely host the physical demands of We Are FSTVL’s equipment and audience. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

With big plans, the organisers are understandably devastated; their statement read:

Last year, when we were looking for a new home, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham offered us the beautiful Central Park and we worked with them to create detailed plans for how the Festival would work this year and be better than ever before. We had invested time and money into the new site, new stages and brought in a new Creative Team to bring the weekend to life with immersive experiences and large art installations, alongside the already fantastic lineup, which we couldn’t wait to share with you.

Sadly, and just days before we were due to attend on site to start the build, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham accepted that they could not deliver a safe event space that was fit for the purpose of allowing us to stage We Are FSTVL 2024.

In a press release London Borough of Barking and Dagenham say that the difficult decision to cancel has been made for health and safety reasons after record levels of rainfall this year.

We are heartbroken by this decision and can’t wait to dance with you again in 2025 and show you everything we have been working on.

All ticket holders will be entitled to a refund and will be contacted via email shortly with further information.