Alex James distances himself from people behind Harvest
Blur man says their voluntary administration is 'bolt from the blue'
Chris Eustace - 08 November 2011
Big Wheel Promotions went into voluntary administration last week, with creditors including a local school, Kingham Primary School, which is owed £7000.
Amid rumours many performers have also not been paid, ticket holders who have already brought 2012 tickets are uncertain as to what will happen to the festival next year.
In a statement, the Blur bassist said: "I am appalled by Big Wheel's financial management of the festival held at my farm which has left many out of pocket".
He went on: "Please be aware that I have no relationship with Big Wheel, beyond allowing them to stage the Harvest Festival at my farm and - regrettably - to use my name to stage the event.
“At no stage was there ever any indication that they would be unable to meet their costs. The news has come as a complete bolt from the blue".