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Last Updated: Thursday, 5 July 2007, 10:38 GMT 11:38 UK
Weather postpones rock festival
Clockwise from top left - Manic Street Preachers, Keane, Placebo and The Feeling
The festival line-up includes bands from the Manics to The Feeling
A rock festival headlined by the Manic Street Preachers, Keane and Placebo in Swansea this month has been postponed due to bad weather, say organisers.

The Fflam Festival is billed as an event that may become as popular as Scotland's annual T in the Park event.

More than 50 bands were to play in the city's Singleton Park from 13-15 July, watched by up to 30,000 people per day.

Organisers said they planned to announce a new date, likely to be at the end of the summer, shortly.

In a statement promoter, Straight Music, said: "This has been a hard, but well considered decision and we believe it is the best one for all concerned.

'Efficiently'

"Due to the bad weather, we have been delayed in putting the infrastructure in place and it is a big concern that the weather conditions will hugely dampen the experience we want to give all our festival goers.

"Postponing the festival will mean that we can give everyone the Fflam festival experience they deserve, bands, organisers and festival goers alike.

"We expect the new date to be at the end of the summer and are doing all we can do get everything reorganised as quickly and efficiently as possible so that we can confirm the date within the week."

They said full refunds would be available from point of purchase but that they would like to reassure everyone that the festival would take place.

Placebo, The Levellers and Enter Shikari were also confirmed to play at Fflam - the Welsh word for flame.


SEE ALSO
Manics sign up for Welsh festival
12 Mar 07 |  Entertainment
Summer music festival for Swansea
03 Oct 06 |  South West Wales

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