With just two weeks to go, Windfest Re-Tuned at Pylewell Park, Lymington has been informed by New Forest District Council they will not give permission for the event to be staged.
After months of stakeholder engagement and strong support from other key departments including licensing, highways and Hampshire police, the council’s estate and property management division has forced organisers to pull the plug so close to the event date.
Despite positive dialogue and support from all key bodies including Natural England and local residents, the organisers are devastated that at the eleventh hour, following strong ticket sales and with full event infrastructure in place, the event has to be cancelled.
Windfest organisers, Gary, Mick and Phil wish to extend their apologies and extreme disappointment to ticket holders, supporters and contributors. All ticket holders have been informed and will be refunded in full.
The organisers say: “Months of finance, time and energy have been invested to develop a very exciting and family friendly event; we apologise profusely that this decision, which is out of our control, will let people down. However, we will be back with news as soon as we have licked our wounds and gathered our thoughts as to how we can ensure this unique concept of festival can continue in future years.”
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