Danson Festival cancelled due to “poor ground conditions”

07:59 03 April 2014

Danson Park will no longer host the Danson Festival, which attracts around 60,000 people each year.

Danson Park will no longer host the Danson Festival, which attracts around 60,000 people each year.


Danson Festival has been cancelled because of “poor ground conditions” caused by the winter’s wet weather.

Councillor Don Massey, cabinet member for community safety and leisure, made the call on the advice of council workers as parts of the site are still saturated with water.

He said: “This is not a decision I have taken lightly and I know that many people will be disappointed.

“I decided I had to act now to protect the park and to avoid further work and expense for all those involved in the festival.”

Cory Riverside had already agreed to sponsor this year’s event.

The Bexley Times would like to hear you thoughts on the council’s announcement that Danson Festival will not run this year. Call the newsdesk on 0208 477 3825 or email


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