The SummerFest 22 event which was due to take place at Blackburn Rover football ground, Ewood Park from 27th to 29th May 2022 has been “postponed” until 2023 according to the promoters, citing the economic crisis and increased costs. This announcement comes just 4 weeks before the event was due to take place.
The three day event was due to host bands such as Human League, Culture Club, UB40 and many more.
Following the announcement on the Summer Fest website and social media feeds (https://summer-fest.co.uk/) many people on social media are angry about the lack of notice and how they can obtain refunds.
The official statement says:
It is with great sadness that we have taken the difficult decision to postpone Summer Fest 22 at Ewood Park, Blackburn.
We appreciate your support in buying tickets for this year’s event, but unfortunately with the current economic crisis causing increased costs out of our control it has presented us with an impossible task of delivering a high-quality event in 2022.
The decision to postpone has not been taken lightly and as organisers of the festival we have explored every option available in an attempt to avoid postponement.
Every effort is being made to secure the current lineup for next year and deliver a bigger and better event in 2023.
All tickets from this year’s event will be automatically rolled over for 2023 and we thank all current ticket holders for their continued support for Summer Fest and look forward to welcoming you at next year’s event.
We will be releasing details of 2023’s event in the coming months. All ticket holders will receive an email with further details of the event when available. For those unable to attend the new date in 2023 full details of how to request a refund will be made available at the earliest opportunity.
Any questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as we have updated information on next year’s event.
Team Summer Fest X
We contacted the SummerFest Limited for further comment about refunds, availibility of funds and process for refunds, but we were told that the official statement was all that was available and that they have no further comment to back at the moment.
SummerFest Limited is registered to an address in Leigh and have only published dormant company accounts on 20 December last year with Companies House for the period ended 31 March 2021, which showed cash reserves of £100.