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Festival fiasco: disappointment for music fans at Wireless and Bloc

Jessie J performs at the Wireless Festival 2012 at Hyde Park in London Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Two separate London festivals were hit by problems at the weekend. Bloc 2012 was forced to shut down after just six hours because of bad weather and overcrowding. Meanwhile hundreds of music fans were turned away from Wireless festival after finding their tickets were fakes.

The organisers of Bloc have today issued a statement to apologise for the cancellation of the event.

The Met Police blamed poor weather conditions for the decision to close the venue, which was taken in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Snoop Dogg was due to headline the event but never appeared on stage Credit: PA

The event took place at The London Pleasure Gardens, a temporary event space in the East End. Fans paid up to £125 a ticket to see stars like Snoop Dogg and Orbital.

Many complained of overcrowding from the start, with long queues to get into the festival, compounded by equally long waits trying to get into individual tents on site.

Organisers have issued a statement on their website which reads: "We are so sorry what we couldn't deliver the experience we had planned."

They also say they are working to ensure that everyone will be refunded for their tickets.

Jack Steel and Flora Hutchings are just two of thousands of festival goers now seeking money back on their £99 tickets.

Rihanna headlines at the Wireless Festival 2012 at Hyde Park Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Meanwhile, hundreds of music fans were turned away from Wireless festival in Hyde Park after finding their tickets were fakes.

Promoters Live Nation said many of those who had purchased tickets from third party websites such as Gumtree and eBay have been refused entry as their tickets are counterfeit.

The three-day event saw 65,000 revellers enjoy performances by acts including Nicki Minaj and Professor Green, while Rihanna headlined on Sunday night.

Live Nation said the fraudulent tickets had been created by parties preying on music fans who did not use approved and official ticket outlets.

A spokesman said: "This is outrageous and has to stop, we urge fans to only use the official ticket outlets at all times."

Those who bought fake tickets are advised to contact the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau through their website www.nfib.police.uk.

ITV London spoke to a number of people at the festival who were affected: