Published on May 25th, 2012 | by RMX0
The ‘Cloud 9 Festival’ has been cancelled by organizers due to ‘financial pressures’
The cancellation of the Cloud 9 Festival by organizers has thrown into the season. It is said that financial pressures forced them to make the decision. That means that they did not sell enough expensive tickets to cover the costs of organizing the event with a profit. Originally the festival was scheduled to take place on the 11th of August at the Love Lane Farm in the Sandbach area of Cheshire. The cancellation will deeply disappoint the fans but it is also a cause of embarrassment to the people who organized the entire thing. Given the fact that this would have been the 4th year of the festival, one has to wonder about its future.
The bad economy is beginning to affect the music industry
Although the Cloud 9 Festival had a stellar line up to offer, it seems that the punters did not take the bait. They were not sufficiently persuaded by the appearances of class acts such as ‘The Whip’, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Yousef, ‘All the Young Set to Play’ and Nina Nesbitt. The team behind the festival released a statement to explain their decision: “after some difficult conversations, it with a heavy heart and deep regret that, due to financial pressures, we announce to you the cancellation of Cloud 9 Festival 2012’. That will be cold comfort to the fans that had paid their ticket fees.
This year has been particularly hard for the small independent festivals who are trying to break the mould of the blockbusters which are dominated by Hollywood celebrities. The Cloud 9 Festival was one of those events. It is designed to showcase unique music which would otherwise be ignored because it is not ‘commercial’ enough. The failure to host these shows has shown the strain that a poor economy is having on everyone including the barons of the entertainment industry. Below is a list of festivals that have been cancelled.
- Sonisphere UK
- The Big Chill 2012
- GoGo Festival
- LadyRock Festival 2012 Titanic Lockdown (New Order, Happy Mondays) – June 2, Ireland
- Pride House
- Trowbridge Festival
- Kelvedon Free Music Festival
- Harvest at Jimmy’s