Despite the excitement at the launch of the new-look Brighton 7s Festival, the 2022 event has had to be put on hold, due to several external risks that have become too significant for the event to continue.
As well as this, recent increased costs have created a funding gap which meant it was not possible to deliver the event as planned.
Therefore, it is in the best interests of all those supporting and helping to manage the festival, as well as those preparing to participate in the sport, music, or conference, to postpone the event until these risks have been further reduced.
Ben McNamara, Director, Brighton 7s Festival said: “While this is incredibly disappointing, I want to recognise and thank all the hard-working suppliers, consultants, partners, and venues, who have all played a very significant role in the planning and design of the event.
“This gratitude also extends to the many teams, musicians, and speakers who want to be involved in this amazing weekend of rugby, music, and progressive thinking that underpins its ethos.
“It is for them, the participants, the fans, our customers, and the collective desire to ‘unite the spirit of rugby with the spirit of Brighton’ that this event concept exists, and we hope to bring it to you soon!”
All customers are being refunded.