Gin lovers’ fury as festival is cancelled hours before event leaving 20,000 punters with NO REFUND
Gin Festival Limited went in to administration on July 5, leaving thousands of gin lovers stunned and demanding refunds for their now-useless £14 tickets.
The West Yorkshire based firm had at least twenty gin festivals on the calendar, and the company’s failure will see 27 staff members made redundant.
Cancelled events include Gin Festival Norwich, which was due to take place at the weekend and was a near sell-out.
Ticketholders for events in Sandown, Worcester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Lincoln, Portsmouth, London, Wakefield, St Albans, Sheffield, Oxford, Edinburgh and Leicester, will also not be reimbursed.
Most punters claim they only discovered the company’s fate through social media posts, adding that the company had not bothered to inform them directly.
Others say they received emails saying the event was cancelled but no information about the company going bust.
They added: “"After five years of hard work and passion, this was not a decision we have taken lightly and personally this will mean we lose our home and everything we have worked hard to build.”