the 38th Trowbridge Village Pump is cancelled

event hopes to return in 2012

published: Tue 8th Feb 2011

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Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th July 2011
Stowford Manor Farm, Wingfield, near Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England MAP
£110 for weekend
last updated: Tue 8th Feb 2011

The 38th Trowbridge Village Pump festival has been cancelled due to cash flow problems.


A press release from the festival says:
The organisers of the Trowbridge Village Pump Festival always want to ensure that it is the best event we can deliver. However, a range of factors are conspiring to make it impossible to guarantee we can do this in 2011. So, reluctantly, we plan to take a sabbatical so that we can find solutions to the problems we face in time for 2012.

First and foremost we want to promote a quality line-up of artists and great venue you have come to expect; increasingly more money has to be paid out in advance to do this. But in these difficult times people are, understandably, more reluctant to commit their hard-earned cash to buy tickets in advance. Also the credit card companies want to ring-fence all ticket sales income in case the event doesn't run for any reason. So we get squeezed in the middle.

Add to that the increasing costs of ensuring it is the safest, most family friendly Festival environment we can make it and, this year, itÂ’s not looking financially feasible.

We really hope to be back in 2012 and, in the meantime, we wish to express our sincere thanks for your support during the 38 years since we started. We assure you that all tickets sold already will be refunded and we will not breach the trust we have built with you at any price.

Christine Briars
Festival Director

Trowbridge Village Pump festival was due to happen at Stowford Manor Farm, Wingfield, near Trowbridge, in Wiltshire and usually features internationally-known acts from the world of Roots/Folk and Blues music, and would have taken place from Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th July.

eFestivals suspects that this won't be the only festival that will suffer from cash flow problems in exactly the same manner this summer.


Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th July 2011
Stowford Manor Farm, Wingfield, near Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England MAP
£110 for weekend
last updated: Tue 8th Feb 2011


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