Dear Fiesta Crew,
 
It's with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of Fiesta Festival for 2019.
 
While we had full intention of going ahead with this wonderful event on 29th & 30th June, the current political climate surrounding festivals and live music in Kelvingrove Park & Kelvingrove Bandstand has made this event taking place harder than ever before.
 
We worked closely with Glasgow City Council on securing our advertised date for Kelvingrove Park in 2019, however due to intervention from local residents and councillors we have been unsuccessful. 
 
We did consider other sites and other Scottish council venues for 2019 but suitable options were extremely limited. We are truly devastated to have to cancel this year's event as we had exciting things planned with our biggest line up to date well under way.
 
We appreciate that inner city music events in built-up areas come with its challenges and in 2018 we worked closely with Scotland's leading acoustic consultants and Glasgow City Council's noise team to mitigate these challenges and implement recommendations for 2019.
 
Following feedback from last years event, we had a robust operating plan in place to reduce the size of the site and minimize the disruption to local residents and the closure of Kelvingrove Park for 2019 on non-show days. Unfortunately, we did not get an opportunity to share these plans.
 
Overall, we experienced incredible highs and had a massive learning from 2018 receiving mostly positive feedback from both attendees and local authorities.
 
From the very beginning, our goal with The Fiesta was to create a family friendly festival in the heart of our Unesco City of Music that we would want to attend ourselves, that had a fantastic variety of world class artists and showcased local talent. We feel that we succeeded in achieving this goal many ways.
 
Rather than ending on a low, we ask that you think back to all the 'Good Times' you experienced at the Fiesta at Kelvingrove Park while we work with Glasgow City Council to identify a new site for 2020.
 
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What do I do next...? 
 
As an existing ticket holder for Fiesta 2019, we would like to offer you a full weekend ticket for Playground Festival, a sister event of Fiesta festival.  
 
What is Playground Festival...? 
 
Playground Festival is a new music festival bringing together an array of musical genres for open-minded people who just love good music of all kinds. It takes place in Rouken Glen Park, a lush, leafy setting in the outskirts of Glasgow, on August 2, 3 & 4th 2019
" Friday night welcomes Groove Armada, for their only full live Scottish show of 2019 with a dazzling support line-up to be announced. 
" On Sunday, Hot Chip are set to deliver the headline slot for their only Scottish Festival show of 2019. Sunday's support line-up includes Little Dragon, Maribou State, Django Django and and more to be announced. 
" A further selection of musical heroes are yet to come on Saturday. This 'Fiesta focused' day will be headlined by a multi Grammy award winning singer & songwriter who is one of the worlds biggest artists and have sold over 18 million albums.
Our beautiful Playground Festival venue won UK park of the Year in 2016 and the legendary & multi award winning Big Feed Street Food Market will be on hand to serve up the finest in street food from their artisan trucks, while plentiful cocktail & craft beer bars will serve up premium drinks.
 
Tickets can be requested by emailing info@westendfiesta.co.uk with your full name and number of tickets you purchased that you would like to exchange. New tickets will be issued within 3 months of the event taking place.   
 
What if I just want a refund...? 
 
Full refunds can be requested from the point of purchase and will be repaid no later than 21 working days from the date of enquiry. Refunds of any booking fees per ticket or per order fees are subject to the T&Cs of the point of sale. 
 
Regards 
Team Fiesta