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Secretsundaze Go Bang! moves from London Pleasure Gardens

By | Published on Thursday 2 August 2012

Secretsundaze Go Bang!

The organisers of one-day electronic music festival Secretsundaze Go Bang! have announced that they are moving to a new venue, to be decided, with just weeks to go before the event later this month. It had been due to take place at the new London Pleasure Gardens venue complex, where the ill-fated Bloc Festival took place last month.

As previously reported, Bloc was shut down by police on its first night due to overcrowding, causing the rest of the event to be cancelled and the company behind it to go into administration. Although no official answers as to what exactly led to the problems have been forthcoming – and there have been various theories circulating as to what went wrong – some involved in the Bloc debacle were critical of the newly opened London Pleasure Gardens site.

In a statement yesterday, Secretsundaze co-founders Giles Smith and James Priestley didn’t go into any detail about the decision to change locations, saying: “For our first Secretsundaze Go Bang! mini-festival we need to be absolutely sure that our fans get the event they deserve. As part of this, after much consideration, we have decided that an alternative venue is the best choice”.

They continued: “In our ten years, Secretsundaze has provided some of London’s best parties, and we need to ensure we have the perfect venue to cater to our needs. We are looking at three very exciting London venues for this spectacular event, and will announce as soon as we have made our choice. We want this to be the ultimate Secretsundaze experience, and so we feel that a move is the best option at this time”.

Meanwhile a spokesperson for the London Pleasure Gardens said: “Demand for Secretsundaze has meant is has outgrown its original venue of the Dome at LPG. There has unfortunately been a delay on completing construction of the larger Hub venue at LPG so we’re regrettably no longer able to host the Secretsundaze event”.

All Secretsundaze tickets will remain valid for the new venue, which will be announced in due course.