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efcfanwirral    80

yep heading there for both days with my parents. Great value, near where they live and loads of bands I've liked over the years. particularly looking forward to OCS and James

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galbani    0

Just spotted this one.

Line up looks really good. Saw Tom Chaplin at the IoW - fabulous.

What's not to like?

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Dazoodo07    4

Yep, we off this year.  My missus said she couldnt be arsed doing a festival this year.  Being our first year in 8-9 without a camping festival it came up as a great alternative.  Not sure it can match up to the feeling of being on another planet at a camping festival.  But great line up for a debut festival and only 20 mins by train from home... Winner.... 

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johnl    12

Nearly went to this and looks like I dodged a bullet. Gutted for everyone who has spent a lot of time and money staying up there.

looks like yesterday was horribly overcrowded and a total shambles and after getting some stick on twitter the "organisers" have canned day two.

Not a good week or so for festivals after Y-Not. AEG and Festival Republic get some stick but at least they can deliver the events! 

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OneLittleFish    204

Sorry to hear everyone had such a bad time. The organisers sound like really awful people, if you can't take responsibility for an event going wrong then don't run one in the first place.

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OneLittleFish    204

The organisers have been putting up the production managers email address on social media. Horrible little people trying to pass the buck.

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Sounds like a proper mess. 

How could they possibly misjudge things that badly? I appreciate it was their first festival, but they would have had to adhere and get guidance from the police and the council. 

It sounds as of there was loads of duplicate tickets.

 

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I see that Y Not are giving back 50% of the ticket cost to everyone. I can see this company collapsing and nobody getting a penny. 

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rseamer    33

It seems like the promoter of Hope And Glory doesn't have a particularly great past history either. There's some stuff online about disputes with him and the Isle of Man government about some concerts he promoted and a financial dispute and he was also involved in Down to the Woods 2016 which was cancelled before the event. I believe he also put on a Tom Jones concert in Alnwick that had to be cut short and there were complaints about.

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OneLittleFish    204
3 minutes ago, DiscothequeDave said:

Their Twitter feed is amazing. Telling Tim Booth to go back to his Yoga and cracking jokes like nothings happened.

Absolute shower of bastards.

They're also shirking all responsibility. Some tweeted to them that it was their fault and they responded "not our fault".

 

I'm sure that appeases all the people who had tickets for the event.

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It'll be interesting to hear the real reasons. Announcement due by noon tomorrow.

The guy is hardly gaining any friends with his attitude. 

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rseamer    33

The guy who is responsible (Lee O'Hanlon) appears to have made a career of blaming others when things go wrong. 

I really can't see how he can't take responsibility for this one though. To give an idea of his mindset though he's already been attacking Liverpool Council for giving artist's food for the cancelled event to a homeless charity. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/hope-glory-music-fans-refunds-13440168.amp

 

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efcfanwirral    80

they're saying go through ticket providers for refunds and ticket providers are saying go through the organisers. 

I don't think we'll be seeing any refunds here....

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shoptildrop    119

What a pile of whinging drivel!!! they are getting crucified on social media for this pile of sh*t statement and rightly so!!

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strummer77    105

Blaming the council, blaming the Safety Advisory Group, blaming the companies they contracted... Is anything their fault?

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rseamer    33

This statement doesn't surprise me at all. They clearly aren't using an experienced PR person / team. It's like O'Hanlon is writing the statement himself.

In summary: 

1. We take responsibility but actually we're blaming others and here are their names.

2. We don't really give a toss about the punters. We've told you to contact the ticket agents about getting your refunds, and have ignored all the messages that are reporting that the agents are stating that the responsibility for refunds is the Festival direct.

3. What we really care about is some food and drink that someone else has taken from us.

 

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Cammers    46

Twitter bio says it all really;

"TWITTER - The place where the truth doesn't matter, bullying is de rigeur and decent people get destroyed."

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rseamer    33

Whoever wrote the statement clearly hasn't taken legal advice or had anyone proof read it.

 

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Flaminglippy    114

I think in very large part that statement appears to have been taken verbatim from the lyrics to the Shaggy single 'It Wasn't Me', and the lesser known follow up 'It Was All Mr Agar's Fault Honest' 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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