Takedown Festival 2024 has officially been postponed. The event which was due to host the likes of Creeper, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Employed To Serve, Kid Bookie and more can no longer go ahead due to building works at the Portsmouth Guildhall.

Full statement below:

"Like many historic buildings, the building works to the basement of Portsmouth Guildhall have given contractors a few surprises along the way! The main problem being a concrete slab that needs to be drilled for drainage being much deeper than anticipated which has added several weeks to the build schedule. The Base will be one of the most unique creative spaces for young people anywhere in the country once completed, and an incredible asset for Portsmouth, but obviously the unforeseen extension to the works and impact on Takedown Festival will be disappointing for the bands and fans alike.

We know a lot of people are finding things tough at the moment and while we have extended our early bird price initiatives and offered split payment options, as one of the first festivals of the season, we have found this year to be particularly challenging. This combined with the impact of the extended building works has forced us to consider all options and postponement is the only viable option for this year. Takedown Festival has a really loyal following, and we are determined to use the additional lead-time to hit back next year and deliver the event the fans deserve!"

Organisers have confirmed 2025's event will indeed go ahead with the current plan being a hope to include as many bands from 2024's announcements as possible. More news will follow on this.