Police have claimed that poor weather conditions were behind the decision to close Bloc Festival this weekend, not over crowding as previously thought.
The two-day electronic music festival in London was called off by organisers after a disastrous first night on Friday, which saw huge queues of people trying to get into the event and headline act Snoop Dogg pulling out.
A second day, due to draw performances from Gary Numan and Orbital, was also cancelled.
However, contrary to reports that the over-crowding was behind the cancellation, London Met police told Dummy that it was the poor weather creating 'pinch-points' that led them to take the decision to cancel.
“The decision to close the venue was the festival organiser’s – though the Met were there to advise on the implications of either staying open or closing,” a police spokesperson said.
Adding: “The problem stemmed from rain, and people hiding under cover during the showers, creating huge ‘pinch-points’. [This created the issues], rather than any over-ticketing.”
Police also clarified that there were no injuries or fatalities reported at the festival.
Gigwise spoke to one Bloc Festival attendee to try and find out what really happened over the weekend. Click here to see what he had to say about the disastrous event.
Below: Bloc Festival and more cancelled events of 2012