VIDEO: Fenland Festival faces loss as ticket prices are slashed

ORGANISER Matthew Broadfield will make a loss after he slashed ticket prices for this month’s Fenland Festival in a bid to create a better atmosphere.

Tickets to see Blue singer Simon Webbe and garage artists DJ Luck & MC Neat and Artful Dodger are now only �5 after being cut from �20 on Wednesday.

Mr Broadfield announced the cut-price tickets on Twitter yesterday, he said: “Going 2 take a loss 2 get more people there & 2 support the stalls coming, desperate 2 take a loss? 4ward thinking (sic).”

Fenland District Council licensing committee gave the go-ahead to the festival in a meeting last week and the March-based businessman claims the delay has affected ticket sales.

“Up until the council raised the issue there had been a steady sale of tickets but they stalled for five weeks as it dragged on,” he said.

“I would go into the Wetherspoons and the Griffin where I was being asked by everyone if it was still on with others saying they would buy a ticket once the future of the festival was sorted.

“I feel I am being robbed that I am allowing people to see so many famous acts for only a fiver.”

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Girlgroups Fenix, Beauty School Dropouts and Lady Like will join other acts Fugative, DJ Iron, Young O, DJ Slamdunk and Frixtion in the festival that starts at 1pm on August 27.

Planning a two-day festival next year, he added: “I will be starting to organise next year’s festival straight after this one and will look to get bigger and better acts as well as many local groups to perform.

“Hopefully people will take pictures and post them on Facebook and Twitter so that word will spread to attract more people for next year’s festival.

“If people buy a programme this year they can get a 25 per cent discount for next year.”

To buy tickets for the festival go to www.fenlandfestival.com/buy-tickets or phone 01354 650001.

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