Guilfest festival firm goes into administration
By mattcollison | Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 12:15
THE future of Guilfest has been thrown into doubt after the company that runs it ceased trading.
The Guilfest festival could be at an end. Photo by Hash Milhan http://bit.ly_KLvEeX
The festival's organisers Scotty Events Ltd said poor ticket sales and bad weather forced the decision to close.
Tony Scott of Scotty Events Ltd said matters were now in the hands of an insolvency practitioner.
A statement by Scotty Events Ltd said: "Scotty Events Ltd regret to announce that Guilfest has ceased to trade due to poor ticket sales at this year's event in July.
"We assess that this was down to the worst weather conditions we have experienced in history of the festival, combined with intense competition presented this year from other events.
"On-going matters now lie in the hands of the insolvency practitioner Leigh Adams LLP.
"Tony Scott and the Guilfest team would like to extend their thanks to everybody who has been involved in working with the festival in its 21 years, the artists who performed and of course the thousands of attendees, without whom none of the events would have been possible.
"It has been a privilege and a pleasure to organise Guilfest and see it evolve into the renowned festival it has become."
Guilfest celebrated its 21st festival in July with Johnny Marr, Jools Holland and Bryan Ferry among the line-up.
The annual summer event at Stoke Park has become Surrey's biggest music festival.
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