The Music event ‘Pub In The Park’ was today cancelled, eight days before it was due to take place.
The first indication something was up was when a message was placed via Facebook, and the official site’s ticket page had ‘event cancelled’ listed. Official confirmation came at 6pm when the original funky website was pulled, and a very plain page replaced it saying:
“It is with enormous regret that the organisers of Pub in the Park have been left with no option other than to announce that this year’s Pub in the Park will not be going ahead. This is due to a combination of factors, including slower than expected ticket sales, and the pressures bought on by this uncertain economic climate.
We would like to “Thank” all those who purchased tickets and assure you that you will all receive refunds. Please contact your point of purchase from Monday 14th September, to receive your refund of your ticket price less booking and transaction fee. See below for a list of contact details. If you booked through See tickets your ticket monies will be automatically refunded.
There are so many people who have provided enormous support to this event who we would like to thank in time personally for their drive, enthusiasm and support of this event, and to our very hard working and dedicated team you have been fantastic.”
One facebooker queried the ticket sales excuse, stating that tickets were able to be purchased on the gate.
We contacted Sarah Traynor who is the ‘event director’ , and when asked if they hope to have a Pub In The Park 2010 she said ‘it is too soon to say, we will have to sit down with investor and everyone involved’. The statement on the site mentioned a ‘combination of factors’ , which Sarah clarified boiled down to ‘the tough economic climate‘ affecting everything from ticket sales to ‘cashflows‘.
Sarah went on to confirm that SeeTickets.com was their main ticketing agent, who will be automatically refunding any purchases so there no need to contact them directly.
An obviously disappointed Sarah did confirm that “no one will lose out” as all tickets will be refunded.