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Olympics and Jubilee 'force' Fly To The Past cancellation

An airshow has been cancelled, with organisers citing competition from the Olympics and Diamond Jubilee as contributing factors.

Fly To The Past was due to take place at London Oxford Airport in Kidlington on 2 September.

Show producer Francis Rockliff said the major events had "diluted the leisure time and budgets of the public".

The event has been held on four previous occasions, attracting 50,000 spectators.

"A combination of unfavourable economic and climatic conditions has made prospective ticket buying slower and later than any year in our history... ticket sales are simply too slow to risk going forward if we are to responsibly meet our production costs," Mr Rockliff said.

Ticket holders can upgrade their existing tickets to attend The Big Feastival on Alex James' farm in Kingham.

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