Future of Guilfest in doubt as event ceases to trade

Scotty Events, organiser of Guilfest, has announced that the festival has ceased to trade, citing poor ticket sales at this year’s event as the main reason for the closure.

Bad weather and a lower than needed turnout have forced Tony Scott and the Guilfest team to close the gates on the event, which celebrated its 21st anniversary in 2012.

A statement issued by Guilfest reads: “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.”