Hope & Glory festival company goes into liquidation

with debts of nearly £900k

published: Tue 5th Sep 2017

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daily capacity: 12500
last updated: Fri 28th Jul 2017

The company behind Liverpool urban festival Hope & Glory, which was meant to have taken places behind St George's Hall, Liverpool on Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th August but which collapsed in chaos on the second day has gone into liquidation, reports the BBC (here).

TinyCow - the company behind the event - has debts of £888,984 owed to 32 creditors according to insolvency firm Butcher Woods, with debts owed to Liverpool City Council, as well as ticketing firms Eventbite and Skiddle.

Liverpool council said it was "seeking recovery of costs associated with the clean-up operation" for the festival at Liverpool's St Georges Quarter, while Eventbite and Skiddle refunded money to disappointed ticketholders.

In a previous statement organisers said the festival was cancelled over safety concerns and said they "accepted ultimate responsibility" and "profusely apologised" to the public - although company representative Lee O'Hanlon also managed to blame everyone else, and also made a big thing over a missing pint of milk but not a lot of fuss about a missing day of a festival.

The festival world is better off without organisers who drape their events in bullshit, who see pound signs but not a lot else, and who lack the integrity to deliver what's been offered.



Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th August 2017
William Brown Street, St George's Quarter, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1JJ, England
£89 for the weekend, £55 either day
daily capacity: 12500
last updated: Fri 28th Jul 2017


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