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by Jay Garrett

5th July, 2019


London’s Festival of Sound audio show has been postponed until 2020.

It has just been confirmed by the organisers of Festival of Sound, that the ground-breaking music and audio show is declaring  2019 a ‘fallow year’ and postponing the event until next year.

It was decided that Festival of Sound 2019 could not live up to expectations given the

...ongoing economic and political uncertainty in the country, and the directives of global organisations which are affecting many companies’ budgets in the UK.

Festival of Sound 2019 Cancelled

We at StereoNET are obviously disappointed at the news, but it should in no way diminish the success of the event which has been growing year on year. The increase in visitor numbers, the profile of the audience, the diverse demographic and a greater gender balance is a testament to this. It is the reason why the broader media have taken an interest in the event, with broadcasters including SKY attending and many hundreds of pieces of media coverage having been obtained – more than any other audio show has managed in the UK.
Plans are being put in place for the event to take place in 2020, to be bigger, bolder and better.

Vernon Hamblin, the show producer, told StereoNET:

We are committed to the format forged by the Festival of Sound as a music and audio show, bringing together the three Ps of Performance, Production and Playback - taking the visitor on a musical journey.

The show planning was already well in advance with a roster of top-level musicians lined up, coupled with numerous guest speakers from the world of audio production, music history and technology having already committed. 2019 was shaping up to be stronger, more educational, more entertaining than ever before. These names have agreed to be held over for the 2020 event.

StereoNET appreciates the decision of the Festival of Sound crew and looks forward to this most excellent show making a huge return in 2020.

For our previous coverage of the show that was once called Indulgence, check out Festival of Sound.

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StereoNET UK’s Editor and Bass playing gadget junkie. He’s captained the good ship GadgetyNews for over a decade, making low jargon high tech a very handy thing. His passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.

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