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Isle of Man Festival cancelled after poor ticket sales

by Paige Gardiner. Published Mon 24 Jun 2013 17:28

Festival organisers have announced that the new Isle of Man festival has been cancelled before its first event has taken place due to an overall decline in ticket sales in a heavily saturated festival market.

The planned line up had included Primal Scream, Paloma Faith, Wretch 32 and Johnny Marr but it has been announced this afternoon that the festival scheduled to be held at Nobles Park next month has been cancelled.

Festival organiser Chris Heyes of Rockingmann Festivals says: "Unfortunately it seems that the public on the Island weren't quite ready to invest in a festival and for those travelling from the mainland and Ireland the travel arrangements required for a weekend visit to the Isle Of Man for some reason were proving too much of an undertaking.

"With a festival market that sees festivals sharing similar line ups running almost every weekend throughout the Summer, despite the Island being relatively easy to get to from the Uk and Ireland and our ticket prices being very competitive at only £55, I guess it's easier to just go somewhere that you can easily drive to without a ferry or a flight.

"Even with our fantastic sponsors on board, we just haven't been able to sell enough tickets to make the event viable this year, but we will not be defeated. I still believe that The Isle Of Man is a fantastic location for a music festival. Nobles Park is a magical venue with a clear view of the sea behind the main stage. Our main priority now is to unravel the situation for all of those who have bought tickets, won competitions and made travel plans to the Island that weekend."

Strong belief was held that a great Festival was planned for The Isle of Man - with global artists, international and local media partners and world reaching sponsors. The organisers have thanked all those who committed their support and those people who did purchase tickets.

If you have purchased a ticket to the festival, contact chris@rockingmann.com or your ticket provider for a full refund.



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