I was very sad to learn that the Lechlade Music Festival had been cancelled and is going into liquidation.
Their official statement:
Lechlade Festival Cancellation.
We regretfully must announce that due to circumstances beyond our control, a decision has been made to cancel this year’s Lechlade Festival. We have been advised that the festival site is too wet and the ground too soft to allow for a safe event.
We are utterly devastated. The team was poised to deliver another fabulous festival and we are beyond words at having to let down our festival goers, performers, traders, suppliers and supporters. We have explored all options, and If there was any other way, we would have found a solution.
With further heavy rain forecast, there is already a great deal of standing water in many places and the ground beneath is very soft, with high groundwater levels. At this stage, the site will not dry and recover in time to accommodate the festival infrastructure and vehicles.
The outcome is that Lechlade Festival Limited cannot sustain the losses incurred by cancellation. We have therefore, and with a very heavy heart, made the difficult decision to commence proceedings to place the company into liquidation.
Our small team have worked tirelessly for many years to build the festival. The core team is largely voluntary, supplemented by a team of very loyal supporters who give their time to help deliver this wonderful event.
For more information on the liquidation process, you should call 0800 086 2891 or email [email protected], who will aim to deal with your message as soon as possible subject to enquiry volumes.
Meanwhile, if you paid for tickets etc. by credit card or debit card, you may be able to make recovery directly from your bank/card provider, depending on the provider’s rules.