Thursday, August 02, 2007

Fflam flops

The Welsh T in the Park, the Fflam festival, has given up trying to find a new date after postponing earlier in the month and have announced they're giving up altogether:

"It is with great regret that we confirm the cancellation of the Fflam Festival for 2007. After the initial postponement due to torrential weather conditions, we have made every possible effort to try and secure a new date for the festival this summer. Unfortunately, we cannot find a date that suits all parties and due to artist availability, we are not in a position to deliver the brilliant line-up of bands we always intended if we go ahead.

At this stage, we are left with no option but to cancel the festival for 2007 and put all our efforts into making it a huge success in 2008. We would like to thank all the people in the local community who have stuck by us and supported us throughout the past couple of months. For those who bought tickets, full refunds will be available from point of purchase."

Although the weather hasn't entirely helped, the sheer number of festivals calling it off this year must also be related to a total oversupply of events. It'll be interesting to see how many of the no-shows in 2007 actually do bother to come round again next year.