It is with great regret that we must announce the cancellation of this year’s Mauritius Open Air Festival 2015.
We have tried everything in our power and exhausted all options to try and make the event take place this year and at a suitable location.
In the first instance, we were turned away by Haringey Council from using what had become our home over the past six years “Down Lane Park in Tottenham” The reasons given included:
1) The substantial increase in our attendee numbers over the past six years
2) Persistent issues with food vendors breaking council rules and regulations
3) Congestion and parking issues in the vicinity and surrounding areas
Upon this decision, we then proceeded to seek a larger venue site to accommodate our growing numbers and to make sure that the event took place on Sunday 26th July 2015.
We were advised subject to license that this would be feasible at Gunnersbury Park, London W3. Gunnersbury Park more than suited all of our event requirements with good transport links, capacity for up to 60,000 attendees and on-site parking for up to 1000 vehicles.
Unfortunately, due to the short time-scale between our application and the proposed event date, we have subsequently been turned down and hence have had to come to this difficult decision.
Ever since our inaugural event back in 2009, we have strived to make our event bigger and better to bring the community closer together whilst giving non-Mauritians a welcoming insight into our culture.
Again, it is with a heavy heart that we must make this difficult decision, rest assured, we have already confirmed a new venue to accommodate our growing numbers for 2016. Details of which shall be released in due course.
Please accept our sincerest apologies for not being able to deliver your Festival this year, we tried our very best….
We would like thank you for your continued support over the past seven years, we would also like to extend a special thank you to the events team at Ealing Council who tried their upmost best to ensure that MOAF2015 took place.
All tickets and car parking entry will be fully refunded.
Eventbrite tickets purchased online: Will be refunded directly back to the account that was used for the transaction.
Tickets purchased from local outlets: Please revert back to where you made the purchase and your tickets will be refunded.
Vendors: Please contact us for further details on how to obtain your refund.
We look forward to seeing you next year.
The Mauritius Open Air Festival Organising Committee