Rum festival postponed after resident objections

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A POPULAR rum festival has been postponed just days before it was due to take place after objections from residents.

The Rum & Reggae Festival was set to take place this Saturday in Priory Park offering punters the chance to sample a variety of rums, eat traditional Jamaican food and enjoy live reggae music.

Yesterday the firm announced the festival would be postponed until the new year. 

A post on the Facebook page read: ‘Due to a licensing objection from nearby park residents we have been forced to postpone the Rum & Reggae Festival in Priory Park, Chichester this Saturday November 3.

‘We were informed of the objection on our license late last week and have spent the last four days contacting alternative venues (Goodwood / UCSU) to host this Saturday, these venues have been very helpful but unfortunately were not available at this late notice.

‘We will confirm a new date shortly for early next year.’

The company confirmed tickets for the festival will remain valid for the new date.

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It comes after councillors in Portsmouth pulled the plug on Southsea’s Halloween Chaos at the Castle after noise complaints from residents.