Coventry MotoFest 2015
As you all know, we had plans to turn the new road tunnel on Coventry’s ring road into a nightclub but we have put this on hold for this year.
The decision to postpone the event comes after the death of 18 year-old Daniel Kirkwood who was stabbed to death outside the Society night club in the city.
We had announced the plan to transform the Greyfriars Tunnel into a temporary nightspot for up to 5,000 people on the Saturday night of Motofest, causing excitement in the city with over 1,000 tickets sold in the first few days of the announcement.
The event would have seen the road tunnel shut at 5pm on Saturday May 30 and then transformed in four hours into a nightclub with a host of top DJs such as headliner Justin Wilkes, of Kiss FM, entertaining revellers until 4am.
James Noble, Motofest 2015 Festival Director, said: “It is with great regret that we have decided to postpone the Tunnel club event for 12 months as a mark of respect to the family of Daniel Kirkwood.
“We have been in consultation with Coventry City Council and West Midlands Police and we have decided that it would not be appropriate to stage such a large scale dance event with an early hours licence, given recent events.
“We would also like to extend our condolences to Daniel’s family at this most difficult time. The emotions in the city are still very raw at the moment around his tragic death and we don’t consider it right to be putting on a dance event, given what’s taken place.
“The rest of the Motofest 2015 festival will proceed as planned with the intention as always of ensuring the three days are a celebration of Coventry’s internationally renowned motoring heritage.”
If you have purchased tickets for the Tunnel Club night you will receive a full refund and will be notified by Ticketmaster as soon as possible.