Brighton City Airport, the operators of Shoreham Airport, have announced that the Wild Life Festival will not be returning this year.
In a statement, the airport’s management team said it was with “great sadness” they announced the news but it was because event hosts Disclosure and Rudimental are seeking a year off to record albums.
Commenting on the news, Councillor Neil Parkin, Leader of Adur District Council, said: “I think the majority of the residents of Adur will be pleased with the break as well.
“While it has brought thousands of people into the area which brings benefits to the local economy, it has also caused disruption to residents in Lancing, Shoreham and Southwick too.”
The statement from the airport, which was published today, said: “Working with the event organisers, SJM Concerts, over the last three years been an absolute pleasure.
“We hope Disclosure and Rudimental bring the event back in 2019 but in the meantime, we’d like to formally thank everyone for being part of the event.
“The concert was the first of its kind for a licensed airport and it has enabled us to reach out to a completely new audience.
“Wild Life’s successful launch in 2014 was brought about by a great team effort and we are grateful to our airport team, the organisers, the council, airport businesses and local community for giving the event the opportunity it deserved.”