August 1, 2007 13:04

LodeStar Festival cancelled

Poor ticket sales and weather blamed

LodeStar Festival cancelled
This year’s LodeStar festival has been cancelled today (August 1).

The 6 Music sponsored event and was due to kick off on August 31 in Cambridgeshire and feature Badly Drawn Boy, Idlewild, The Bees, Maps and The Pigeon Detectives.

Organiser Doug Durrant suggested that tickets sales were affected by “weather perception”.

He said: “Despite a tremendous amount of effort in marketing the festival, unfortunately we were battling against all the pictures and reports about the dreadful weather we’ve been having this year.”

Speaking about the weather he said: “Well, ticket sales were fairly low, and totally reflective of the weather up until today (August 1).

“The weather might have turned around but it’s really come too late for LodeStar.”

However Durrant said he was focusing on 2008 explaining: “I think that when you’ve worked hard for two years to put on a fantastic festival for people and I doesn’t happen, the only way to get over it is to look forward.”

Ticket holders are entitled to a full refund.

For more on how the weather has been effcting this summer's festivals get this week's issue of NME, on UK newsstands now.

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