York & North Yorkshire

Harrogate CultureShock Festival cancelled due to rain

A major event for young people in North Yorkshire has been cancelled because of heavy rain.

Organisers of the CultureShock Festival in Harrogate said the site was waterlogged and could not be used for the main event on Saturday.

Thousands of young people were expected to attend the final day of the four-day festival.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it received a number of flood-related calls on Thursday night.

CultureShock is a youth arts festival for young people.

A statement on the event's website said: "It is with massive sorrow that we announce the cancellation of the entire CultureShock Festival 2012.

"The weather has made the site unsafe so therefore we have no other option.

"We would like to thank everyone for their support and we will be back next year better than ever before."

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