Seend Acoustic Festival is cancelled
The Seend Acoustic Festival has been cancelled with less than a week go due to poor ticket sales.
The organisers had been working on the festival for the last eight months and say they are disappointed to cancel it at such short notice.
The festival, which was due to be held this Friday and all day Saturday and featuring 17 acts, had 300 tickets available for each day but only 65 to 70 tickets had been sold. The organisers cancelled it yesterday.
Malcolm Shipp, one of the organisers, said: “It is a shame. We know there would have been last-minute ticket sales and on the day itself but we couldn’t leave it that late.
"Most of the tickets sold were for both days.The event is a community venture - any profits would have gone to Seend Community Centre and they were underwriting the festival.”
This would have been the second Seend Acoustic Festival.
It launched in 2011 on one day and made a profit for Seend Community Centre and was due to be held last year but was cancelled due to personal reasons.
The acts due to be taking part this weekend included Jackie Oates, O’Hooley and Tidow, Beth Porter, Fake Thackray, Moscow Drug Club and The Cleverley Brothers.
Mr Shipp said he did not know the reason why ticket sales were slow.
He said: “We are not one hundred per cent sure why. We aimed a bit higher with the line up and we got some bigger acts but it didn’t work.
"With the line-up we expected people to come from further away. We think that not having camping on site could have something to do with it. We are not the only festival to have cancelled this year.”
Mr Shipp said there would probably be a small loss for the festival, the main cost being printing and promotional material.
The organisers say they have begun refunding people who bought tickets.
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