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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Brampton Live festival cancelled

Brampton Live 2010 has been cancelled with just a month’s warning.

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There were discounts for early booking, but yes I agree better advertising needed also a short message to highlight poor ticket sales.
There are lots of festivals to go to now in Cumbria, and we can't afford tickets to them all, one year I saw the same bands at Brampton and Solfest!

Posted by Pam on 21 June 2010 at 13:10

I was just about to buy my tickets when I heard the news of Brampton Live's cancellation. Very very disappointing. If the event relied so much on advance ticket sales then why was the marketing so poor. Discounts for early booking or simply a note on the web site highlighting the imortantance to the event of early booking could well have saved it. Shame.

Posted by Steve Martin on 20 June 2010 at 09:10

i was up town in carlisle today, near the war memorial opposite crown and mitre hotel i saw a flag type poster on a lamp post . advertising a live festival is that the carlisle one.

Posted by elsie graham on 15 June 2010 at 17:06

Well said Simon. As for why they need security - ask the local councils. It's about time people in this area realised the value of festivals, be it Solfest, Whitehaven, Maryport, Keswick etc. They generate a huge amount of income for local businesses and get people into the area who probable wouldn't otherwise visit.

Posted by Sue on 15 June 2010 at 15:07

I saw a clip on Border Crack last night and by god it looks somewhat dire and unexciting. I suppose it will amuse the cardigan wearing ravers who like this sort of stuff though.

Why do you need security staff though? Everyone was very well behaved from what I saw - or maybe they were all asleep?

Maybe the organisers have moved to Devon on the profits from previos years

Posted by Derek on 15 June 2010 at 13:11

"it beggars belief that a music festival cannot be staged for £90,000?!"

Neil, you are so out of touch it's almost laughable. I imagine that Brampton Live's contract with William Howard School is worth nearly that figure on its own. And it's perfectly possible for a festival to spend £20 on security staffing for a weekend... And that's before you've looked at Insurance, crew catering, traffic management, Marquee hire, generator hire, fuel for generators, fencing, roadways etc etc etc. And even when all that is covered you still need to start looking at the budget for the acts which can easily run into hundreds of thousands to get something worthwhile. It is a myth that festivals make money for their organisers. In reality, if they break even it a bonus. If you think that you can run a festival of this size and quality any cheaper then I suggest that you put your money where your mouth is and go for it. I wish you luck.

Posted by Simon Kay on 15 June 2010 at 12:26

If, as quoted, they have already sold 1500 tickets at, lets say an average of £40, that is £60,000 in revenue already received. Add this to the £30,000 (approx) in additional funding grants, it beggars belief that a music festival cannot be staged for £90,000?! Where and what on earth do they spend all that on - if not themselves?! I think if these people from Devon can't make it work to a budget that size, then pass it on to someone who can.

Posted by Neil on 15 June 2010 at 11:54

I love some of these comments... old hippies and pipe smokers ha ha... makes you wonder if the hippies are hip replacements and whats in the pipes... maybe a police raid wouldnt go amiss.

Posted by Peace Man. on 15 June 2010 at 07:52

Well i think that they should stop it all together. I live not that far from the school and the music is played till stupid times at night.

Posted by Unknown on 14 June 2010 at 23:20

Basically ticket sales are down because it's rubbish.

I went once and it was rubbish. Weekend spoilt by the local town thugs wanting to kick everbodys teeth in.

Posted by jake on 14 June 2010 at 22:13

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