Future of GuilFest in doubt
Festival in Surrey declared insolvent
Chris Swindells - 25 September 2012
Organisers of the music festival in Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey have blamed some of the worst weather
experienced in its history and competition from other events.
Roger Daltrey, Razorlight, James Blunt, Orbital, The Human League, Status Quo and Olly Murs had all previously played the festival, which this year took place from 13-15th July.
A statement from the organisers of the festival said: "Scotty Events Ltd regret to announce that Guilfest has ceased to trade due to poor ticket sales at this year’s event in July.
We assess that this was down to the worst weather conditions we have experienced in history of the festival, combined with intense competition presented this year from other events. On-going matters now lie in the hands of the insolvency practitioner Leigh Adams LLP.
Tony Scott and the Guilfest team would like to extend their thanks to everybody who has been involved in working with the festival in its 21 years, the artists who performed and of course the thousands of attendees, without whom none of the events would have been possible. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to organise Guilfest and see it evolve into the renowned festival it has become."