May 11, 2009 14:27

Scotland's Outsider festival cancelled

Economic downturn is blamed by organisers

Scotland's Outsider festival cancelled
Scotland's Outsider festival is the latest event to be pulled due to the recession.

Former Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri had been due to headline the eco-themed weekender at Rothiemurchus Estate near Aviemore, set to take place on June 27-28.

First launched in 2007, the family-centred event fused live music with outdoor activities. But announcing the cancellation via the bash's official website, Outsiderfestival.co.uk today (May 11), organisers concluded that "clearly a recession is not the time to to realise this bold new concept".

The message reads: "The Outsiderfestival.co.uk programme was ambitious and groundbreaking, combining live music and DJs with activities – including mountain biking and running – with debate and discussion, film, comedy and food in a uniquely beautiful and environmentally important setting; Rothiemurchus in the Cairngorm National Park.

"However, due to the unremitting economic downturn and audience numbers now projected we feel we cannot produce an event that provides you with a festival experience at the level that is expected and deserved.

"Clearly a recession is not the time to realise this bold new concept but we still believe the Outsider was right for its time and perfect for its place and are hugely disappointed that it is not going ahead."

Full refunds are being offered to ticket holders. See Outsiderfestival.co.uk for more information.

Read More On This Artist

More News
The Gaslight Anthem unveil modern dance inspired 'Get Hurt' video - watch
Ryan Adams debuts new track 'Stay With Me' live - watch
Lana Del Rey discusses 'Pepsi-Cola pussy' lyric: 'My mum didn't think it was...
The Orwells announce November UK tour
Grimes guests on track by Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff's solo project Bleachers - listen
Silent album raises £12,000 in Spotify royalties
Bring Me The Horizon's Oli Sykes: 'I went to rehab for ketamine addiction'
Weezer perform new single 'Back To The Shack' on US TV – watch
Jessie Ware reveals new song 'Share It All', co-written by The xx's Romy...
Devon record shop goes up for sale on eBay for £9,000
'Weird' Al Yankovic says Prince is the only artist ever to turn down one of his parodies
Manic Street Preachers on new album: 'It's like 'Generation Terrorists' but...
Coolio to release new music exclusively through porn website
Lily Allen unveils Glastonbury tribute video for 'As Long As I Got You'
Snoop Dogg claims he smoked weed in the White House
Lancaster theatre appeals for stolen papier-mâché Frank Sidebottom head
Kid Rock ordered to hand glass sex toy over to court as part of Insane Clown Posse lawsuit
Courtney Love rules out Hole reunion:'I don't want to get on the oldies circuit'
Jack White brings fan on stage to perform 'Seven Nation Army' – watch
Eels frontman Mark Oliver Everett to be awarded Freedom of the City of London
The Who's Roger Daltrey and 'pals' to launch model railway museum in Kent
Lily Allen and Beyoncé producer claims guitar music is at an 'all time low'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today