Otherlands organisers, Fly Events has issued a statement on its Facebook page, announcing the postponement of this year’s event, which was due to take place at Scone Palace in Perthshire on August 11-13 with a capacity of 7000. Artists due to appear include Floorplan, Hudson Mohawke, Jyoty, Nia Archives and Skin on Skin.
Their full announcement reads:
“This announcement comes with a heavy heart. We are very sorry to have to deliver the devastating news that we can no longer go ahead with Otherlands Music & Arts Festival this year due to poor ticket sales, rising production costs and loss of grant funding.
“This heart-breaking decision has not been made lightly and we are absolutely gutted that we could not make the festival a reality this year. An independent festival comes with a whole host of challenges and despite doing everything we can, we are unable to deliver the show to the high standard it needs to be, and therefore it is no longer viable to continue.
We are sending this message with a heartfelt apology to those who have purchased tickets and been impacted. We understand like us, you have been very much looking forward to the event and would like to thank you for your support.
“All ticket holders will be refunded within 14 days. You do not have to take any action, this will be an automated refund process.
Our debut last summer was an incredible experience and our team would like to thank everyone involved. We remain positive that Otherlands will return in the future in a new format.”
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