DJ’s set cut short for safety reasons at Eastern Electrics Festival at Hatfield House

PUBLISHED: 14:33 04 August 2015 | UPDATED: 16:36 04 August 2015

Eastern Electrics Festival 2015 at Hatfield House [Picture: Gemma Parker]

Eastern Electrics Festival 2015 at Hatfield House [Picture: Gemma Parker]


One of the DJs appearing at the 2015 Eastern Electrics Festival had his set cut short at Hatfield House for safety reasons.

DJ EZ headlined the Black Butter Records hosted Forest Stage in the grounds of the Hertfordshire stately home on Saturday night.

The garage legend drew a huge crowd but his planned 90-minute set at the underground dance music festival was brought to a halt by security due to overcrowding, with the arena too small.

DJ EZ tweeted: “Due to the stage exceeding capacity @EElectrics my scheduled 90min set was cut short.

“This decision was made by the security and site manager as it was a safety issue. Thanks to everyone who came to support.”

Organisers today (Tuesday) apologised in a statement posted on the Eastern Electrics Facebook page.

It read: “Thank you so much to everyone who made it down on Saturday and made the day so special.

“Eastern Electrics 2015 edition united 15,000 party people for a marathon rave at Hatfield House.

“Over 40 artists from the underground elite soundtracked eight unique stages, whilst the EE team pulled out all the stops to make this years outing the strongest to date.

“Roll on next year, when we’ll be back bigger and better than ever.

“We’d also like to say that we are sorry that we had to cut short the performance of DJ EZ on Saturday.

“The original area that we wanted to use for the Forest Stage was much bigger than the spot we finally used (unfortunately this spot was out of the boundaries of our license, so we had to move it).

“This meant that far more people wanted to see EZ than could fit in the arena.

“Security tried to manage the entrance and exit of people, but it got to the stage where the area was too overcrowded and a decision was made by the head of security that the stage would need to be closed for peoples safety.

“In hindsight we should have put him on a bigger stage, but we are constrained by how much space there was available on site.”

There were also reported sound problems at the Switchyard.

The EE Facebook posting added: “We also had some issues in the afternoon with the sound in the Switchyard which we were upset with, as all of the stages had great sound levels all day.

“We apologise to tINI and her gang as well as the people that came about these issues.

“We hope this didn’t put a dampener on what I’m sure you will agree was a great day.

“As always we will make the changes next year to ensure that we continue to be the best house and techno festival in the UK.”

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