After the cancellation of the wider Pride House series of events at Clapham Common, the party has been left to search for a new home.
The Eastern Electrics team issued a statement via their Facebook page earlier today, explaining that Pride House—the one-off series of events promoting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community during the Olympics that Eastern Electric Festival was a part of—has been cancelled. The Eastern Electrics Festival will therefore be forced to search for a new location. While no details were offered regarding the circumstances surrounding Pride House's cancellation, reports seem to suggest that a failure to secure sponsorship and headline artists was to blame.
Jamie Jones, Kerri Chandler, Julio Bashmore, Joy Orbison, Maceo Plex, Nina Kraviz, Tensnake and many others are scheduled to perform at the Eastern Electrics event.
Here's the statement from Eastern Electrics in full:
"Our beloved Eastern Electrics Festival debut was due to take place on Clapham Common as part of a long run of special one-off events celebrating the Olympics, called Pride House. We've received the unfortunate news that Pride House will no longer be going ahead and despite selling over 50% of our 17,000 allocation of tickets, Eastern Electrics has today found itself homeless. After many years of running some of London's most adventurous warehouse parties in the city's greatest spaces, we are very used to the challenges of finding the best space to showcase the music we love. We now have a range of extremely exciting alternative locations and we will make a decision shortly on which is the strongest site capable of delivering the ultimate festival experience, with the ultimate sound! Existing tickets will of course still be valid at the new location. EE0408 is about to get better. The show will go on!"