Organisers drop plans for Party on the Hill follow-up in Ely - but vow to return in 2015

08:26 04 June 2014

Last year

Last year's Party On The Hill.

Archant

Organisers of the Party on the Hill event, which last year saw former X Factor winner Matt Cardle play to thousands in Ely, have announced that there will be no follow-up show this year.

Posting on the event’s official Facebook page, a spokesman said there were “too many issues” to overcome to get the event on in time this year but promised they would be back in time for 2015.

Some of the issues raised on the page from last year’s event included a lack of variety among food and drink on offer, excessive queuing times, lack of accessible security or policing and lack of lighting for the arena itself.

Last year’s event, which took place in Ely’s Cherry Hill Park, in August, saw thousands of tickets snapped up.

Atomic Kitten, Matt Cardle, DJ Ironik and Blue all performed at the day-long extravaganza, with support from 90s stars D:Ream, Snap! and N-Trance.

But, despite a warm reception for the inaugural event, organisers say there was simply too much to do to get the event up and running again for this summer.

A spokesman said: “The truth is, too many of the issues from last year were insurmountable as the required changes and additions couldn’t come together on time.

“Support from the various agencies involved has been extremely positive but in the end it was a unanimous decision from all concerned.

“We have always stated that we were not prepared to put on a substandard event and to try and force one through this year would have made it exactly that.

“Thanks to all of you out there who have given us such amazing support. We are working on 2015 and on the development of some other exciting ideas.”

More news stories

Yesterday, 10:18
Ely  Cathedral pancake race

Sixteen chorister children had a flipping good time as they celebrated Shrove Tuesday yesterday.

Yesterday, 10:15
Ministry of Defence team identify suspected World War Two device as a buried mass of metal

A 500lb World War Two bomb was feared to have been discovered at the Elean Business Park in Sutton last night.

Yesterday, 14:58
Place2be visited Chesterton and Isle of Ely primary schools as part of Children's Mental Health Week

With Children’s Mental Health Week underway, two schools in Cambridgeshire are leading the way in raising awareness and providing support for children who need it as part of Children’s Mental Health Week.

Yesterday, 12:06
Home Schooling has almost quadrupled in Cambridgeshire

Home education has tripled in Cambridgehshire in the last five years with figures showing that 66 children are being home educated in the Ely area.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists