This year’s Redfest has bailed from the summer calendar after poor ticket sales.
The event, due to run on the 4th and 5th of July at Robins Cook Farm in Redhill, Surrey, was to feature Patrick Wolf, The Maccabees, Crystal Castles, Los Campesinos! and Johnny Foreigner among various others. It was to have been Wolf's only UK performance this summer.
It joins other mortally wounded events trudging their way to the festival tarpit – Norway’s Quart went yesterday, while Blissfields and Wax:On Live have both fallen in recent times. Sunrise Celebration festival, postponed last month due to onsite flooding, will shack up with the Big Chill from the 1st ‘til the 3rd of August in a drier field in Hertfordshire.
Why the misery? A statement on Blissfields’ site seems to have its excuses down, citing folk-devil-in-ascendance THE CREDIT CRUNCH as primary de-motivator for would be patrons, as well as erratic weather and an over-abundance of choice.
Redfest’s organisers handle their business more prosaically, a statement on their site simply reading:
Due to the very disappointing tickets sales we have had no choice but to call the festival off.
We are truly sorry to those of you who have bought tickets and thank you all for your support.
Please contact you ticket agent who will arrange a refund.”
Tickets to Redfest were selling for £64 for the two days.
DiScuss: Would you pay £64 to go to Redhill?
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