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Beachdown is cancelled

On 26 Aug 2009 at 9:40am Old Hippy wrote:
Bummer, man. See the website for details.
On 26 Aug 2009 at 10:28am Interested wrote:
Music festival scrapped.
Organisers of a Sussex music festival have cancelled it at the eleventh hour, blaming slow ticket sales and the current economic climate.
Acts including Ocean Colour Scene, the Zutons and Grace Jones were lined up to perform at Beachdown, on the South Downs, over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Much of the site had already been set up when the announcement was made.
What a shame.....
On 26 Aug 2009 at 10:36am Chives wrote:
Good... I can't stand to see people enjoying themselves
On 26 Aug 2009 at 11:51am Old Punk Rocker wrote:
I have never heard of this festival. Could be the reason for slow ticket sales if many more haven't heard of it either ? Its sounds like it might have been quite good so I would have probably gone. Shame, we could do with something like that since the demise of the one at Falmer Park.
On 26 Aug 2009 at 12:32pm Lets Do Lunch! wrote:
I've never heard of it either.
On 26 Aug 2009 at 12:34pm Old Ted wrote:
I think I'd prefer not to go to a festival where someone who says 'Bummer, man' goes. All those Neils with their lentils.
On 26 Aug 2009 at 1:05pm bonfirek wrote:
Ocean Colour Scene?! Are they still going, what a load of dadrock crap they were!
On 26 Aug 2009 at 2:38pm Old Hippy wrote:
Old Ted, I think I'd prefer not to go to a festival with someone who has no sense of humour.
On 26 Aug 2009 at 2:48pm Interested wrote:
I hadn't heard of it either but it was on the news at lunchtime and apparently a lot of tickets were sold and Brighton folk are a bit miffed about it.As were the bands who were only told by text last night that it had been called off.
On 26 Aug 2009 at 3:01pm trevor wrote:
Lets face it there are just too many festivals to choose from, with much better line ups. I think this was only Beachdowns second year ( not sure). Brighton jumped on the band wagon too late in the day.
Anyway at least Old Hippy can look forward to"Gong"playing later in the year.
Flying teapots anyone?
On 26 Aug 2009 at 3:14pm Old Ted wrote:
Old Hippy - that's fine then as neither of us will be going
On 26 Aug 2009 at 4:29pm Old Hippy wrote:
Trevor - How did you know? Hope to see you there in November along with all the other pothead pixies.
On 27 Aug 2009 at 12:08am TDA wrote:
thought about going, was £300+ for me, the wife and kids. bugger that!
On 27 Aug 2009 at 9:33am Interested wrote:
Saw on the news this morning that the Brighton based bands who were involved in Beachdown are being offered a slot at the Concorde Club..Not much help to the families who were hoping to enjoy themselves on Devils Dyke this coming weekend.
Apparently there are no plans for refunds yet,although I would hope that would change.
On 27 Aug 2009 at 6:14pm Keeley wrote:
I know someone who bought 3 tickets and is now gutted because now there's no festival and he's about a hundred quid out of pocket without knowing when and how he can get a refund
On 27 Aug 2009 at 6:16pm Ed Can Do wrote:
I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for a refund, according to the front page of the Argus today the festival was cancelled when half the suppliers demanded 100% of their fee upfront at the last minute, which the organiser couldn't cover. Apparently the guy's now going to be bankrupt and homeless just paying off the suppliers he already owes money to, bands and ticket holders are extremely unlikely to get any cash.
On 27 Aug 2009 at 7:53pm Old Hippy wrote:
I got notification of ticket refund details today. If you bought them online through the Beachdown Festival site, Ticketline will give a full face value refund.
On 27 Aug 2009 at 8:13pm Keeley wrote:
Yeah i read that too, I do feel for the guy (wouldn't like to be in his shoes right now) but I feel even more for the hundreds of people who paid good money for this event and now feel angry and cheated.

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