Launched earlier this year, Jabberwocky marked ATP's return to London.
A two day festival, the event was due to take place at the ExCel Centre in Greenwich this weekend (August 15th - 16th).
Sadly, Jabberwocky was cancelled yesterday afternoon (August 12th). Fans were left hugely disappointed, but the plot took another twist when two associated companies launched legal proceedings against ATP.
The Zeitgeist Agency took control of the press campaign for Jabberwocky, and were understandably aggrieved by the turn of events. In an industry wide statement, the PR company distanced themselves from the promoters and revealed that they were pursuing legal action to retrieve monies owed to them.
Meanwhile, ticket company Dash Tickets last night issued a statement to customers claiming that it is "in no way responsible for ATP's financial problems, nor with their conduct post cancellation."
Continuing, the ticket company said it had made "substantial advances to ATP which remain unpaid, as do considerable fees for the work we have undertaken on their behalf."
Read the Dash Tickets statement in full:
“SUBJECT TO LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
We are terribly disappointed to hear the news today that ATP has cancelled the Jabberwocky event scheduled for this weekend.
Our entire team has poured immense effort into helping ATP with their ticketing programme over the past several months, investing considerable time, money and energy, all in good faith. Our trust in ATP seems to have been misplaced, as their emails to fans and customers today concerning refunds have become deliberately misleading. It is for this reason that we feel compelled to make it clear that Dash has given to ATP all funds that Dash received for ticket sales to Jabberwocky. In addition to giving ATP all the ticketing funds, Dash has made substantial advances to ATP which remain unpaid, as do considerable fees for the work we have undertaken on their behalf.
It is important that everyone knows that Dash Tickets is in no way responsible for ATPs financial problems, nor with their conduct post cancellation. We are very keen to learn where the money has gone!
We thought more of ATP and its Directors. We hope that they will do the right thing and expedite refunds to all fans.
Dash will now take legal advice with the aim of commencing legal proceedings against ATP (Willwal Limited), to attempt to recover all funds.
As music lovers and event fans ourselves, we share in the frustration around this cancellation and we will do its utmost to help as many of you as possible. Sincerely Dash Tickets.”
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Finally, with fans and artists already booking trips to London a number of promoters have stepped in to install a new ad hoc series of events. Fans Adam Nodwell and Matthew Cooper are keeping track, find their Facebook group HERE.