The team behind 2Q Derby has announced the festival won’t go ahead as planned in 2018, due to management and ownership changes.
Originally announced to take place on 7 April 2018, a statement posted today (29 November 2017) on their Facebook page read, “We have absolutely loved the two years of sharing 2Q Derby with you good people but unfortunately, due to changes in management and ownership we are having to take a year off to work out plans to come back in 2019.
“We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience caused by this but the timing has meant we would have to rush through some plans and we only want to bring you the best event possible. We hope you understand and you will be raring to go in 2019 when we plan to return.
“All tickets sold will be refunded from the point of purchase so please contact your ticket vendor, we have already asked for refunds on your behalf.”
After starting in Derby in 2016 the multi-venue festival expanded in 2017 and also used the same format to put on 2Q Lincoln earlier this year. Using venues in Derby including the Silk Mill Museum, Hairy Dog, The Venue, Dubrek, Guildhall, and the Vines 2Q has hosted performances from Temples, Pulled Apart By Horses, and Millburn as well as local acts including a stage curated by BBC Introducing East Midlands.
Meanwhile Indietracks, which takes place at Midland Railway Centre in Ripley, has announced it will run 27 to 29 July 2018 while after a bad year in 2017 where weather forced the cancellation of Y Not part way through the weekend will return across the same weekend of 26 to 29 July 2018. Smaller local festivals are making their announcements too with Duffield’s The Eyes Have It Festival set to return 6 to 8 July 2018 and has already welcomed Hazel O’Connor, From The Jam, and Showaddywaddy onto the line up.