Guilfest has gone into administration, blaming poor ticket sales for this year’s event as the deciding factor.
It’s not been a great summer for the British festival. Glastonbury took a year off, ATP suffered financial difficulties while a disastrous instalment of Bloc brought down both the organisers and London Pleasure Gardens. Yesterday (September 25th) the organisers of The Hop Farm and Benicassim went into administration, and have now been swiftly followed by Guilfest.
A family oriented, chilled out affair Guilfest built up a great reputation across 21 years. Sadly, it seems that extremely difficult trading conditions this summer have forced organisers to call in the administrators. A statement from Guilfest reads:
“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."