Screengrab from the ITV website about Liverpool's Hope & Glory Festival being cancelled

Screengrab from an ITV website news story about Liverpool’s Hope & Glory Festival being cancelled


In August 2017  thousands of people were left angry and disappointed when the second day of the Hope and Glory Music Festival in Liverpool’s historic St George’s Quarter was cancelled, due to ‘safety concerns’ expressed by the organisers.

On the first day more than 12,000 people came along to enjoy a gig headlined by a stream of household names – artists such as James, Razorlight, The Fratellis and Charlotte Church.

According to the Liverpool Echo day one of this high profile event was “a catalogue of chaos”… the venue was overcrowded in places and there were long queues for toilets, drinks and food.

It wasn’t just a local event – festival-goers had come from all over the UK with many opting for a 3 day stay in a city which has built a strong reputation for staging high-profile popular events.

It was being billed as one of the highlights of the summer season in Liverpool, organised by a Staffordshire-based company Hope and Glory Festival Ltd.

Despite the problems on the first day of the event a facebook pos