Organisers cancel Electric Fields festival after relocation to Glasgow – HeraldScotland

Organisers cancel Electric Fields festival after relocation to Glasgow - HeraldScotland

Electric Fields 2019 officially cancelled two months after move to Glasgow

Festival-goers were disappointed by the move from a camping and music experience to a venue in a large city, with many taking up organisers offer of a refund when they made the announcement in April.

With just a month until the event at the multi-arts venue in Finnieston, a statement from the organisers said that with a heavy heart they had ceased trading, and urged fans to seek a refund from their point of purchase.

Acts such as The Vaccines, Frank Turner, and Kyle Falconer were due to perform at the festival, which has been running since 2014 and won plaudits for its boutique feel.

Electric Fields festival cancelled after location change

Among those who have performed in the four year history of the festival are Young Fathers, Noel Gallagher, Frightened Rabbit, Primal Scream and Dizzee Rascal.

The Electric Fields statement, posted on Twitter, said: “With a heavy heart, we are having to cancel Electric Fields 2019. This decision has not come lightly, and we have put in our all to try avoid this outcome, however we have been faced with challenges that we simply cannot overcome.

“As of today, Electric Fields ceases trading. For information on ticket refunds, please contact your location of purchase.

“We cannot thank you enough for your support over the years, and we are truly sorry that we have not been able to make this work for another.

SWG3 confirmed to the Scotsman that the event had been cancelled and that any customers who purchased tickets through their website will receive a full refund.

A popular Scottish music festival has been cancelled after moving from Dumfries and Galloway to Glasgow city centre.

Electric Fields was due to take place at SWG3 in Finnieston over three days this July, but organisers have pulled the plug almost two months after bungling the announcement of the events move.

Confirming the cancellation on Tuesday, the Electric Fields team posted on social media: “With a heavy heart, we are having to cancel Electric Fields 2019.

“This decision has not come lightly, and we have put in our all to try and avoid this outcome, however we have been faced with challenges that we simply cannot overcome.

The team added: “We cannot thank you enough for your support over the years and we are truly sorry that we have not been able to make this work for another.

“Never did we think the party we threw in a field in Thornhill for 100 of our friends would turn into a party for 7000 in the grounds of a castle. Especially not in five short years.

Metronomy, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, and The Vaccines were booked to headline the event.

In April, the organisers were forced to issue an apology after upset ticketholders demanded a refund following the festivals move from Drumlanrig Castle estate.

Despite previously revealing a line-up and selling tickets for 2019s event in Dumfries and Galloway, in a statement issued on April 16, organisers blamed the “rising costs of producing outdoor camping festivals and ongoing logistical issues” for the decision to move the event to Glasgow.

At the time, festival director Nick Roberts said: “After spending the past five years putting on a quality outdoor music festival we found the rising costs this year have led us to re-imagining how Electric Fields takes place for 2019.

“Although we leave Dumfries and Galloway with a heavy heart our new venue offers a very exciting opportunity for us to flex our creative muscle and put on an outstanding show in the heart of Glasgow.”

For a refund, contact Ticketline customer services on [email protected] or phone 0161 813 2222.

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