Rick Wakeman - Prog-rock Garden Party Scrapped Over Broken Stage
A festival which was to feature performances by prog-rock icons Rick Wakeman and Hawkwind has been scrapped due to health and safety concerns.
The Crystal Palace Garden Party was scheduled to take place in London on 23 June (12), but organisers have pulled the plug because they haven't got enough time to repair an unsafe stage at the venue.
A statement reads: "There was some obvious weather wear to the stage and the temporary boards that were put down some time ago... However, on closer examination it seemed there might be a more serious problem.
"A surveyor was called and rotten joists checked. It was discovered the dilapidation was much worse than was at first thought. It couldn't be guaranteed to be fixed in the time available, so it was felt the safest thing to do all round was to cancel the event and hopefully try again next year."
Barclay James Harvest, The Strawbs and Curved Air were also on the the bill for the event.