Elton John Cancels Gay Music Festival In London

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Sir Elton is looking for another venue | WENN

A gay music festival set to be headlined by Sir Elton John in London this summer has been called off.

Pride House was to be held on Clapham Common in the capital during the Olympics to raise awareness of homophobia in sports.

However, the event has been axed after a number of sponsors withdrew support, and organisers at PAPA Projects admitted the idea was "no longer commercially viable".

A spokesperson for PAPA Projects says, "While the Olympics presents many great opportunities for event organisers, there have been numerous complexities surrounding the availability of talent, sponsors and resources."

Sir Elton and his partner David Furnish are believed to be pushing to help find another venue for the event.