Shindig Festival credit Nathan Roach

Organisers call time on Shindig Festival – 2024 edition will be its last

The directors of Shindig Festival (May 23-26) have announced that the 2024 event will be the last. Owing to the challenging landscape of the events industry, coupled with a trend of delayed ticket buying and the lack of Government support, it’s increasingly difficult for independent festivals to operate, the festival organisers say.

The event, held at Dillington Estate, Somerset will be celebrating its tenth and final birthday.

Will Lardner, promoter at Shindig Productions, said: “We would rather go out on our terms than have to compromise what we have created. We care too much about delivering the best parties we can and refuse to make major changes that don’t fit with our ethos just to continue.

“As sad as we are to announce the last ever Shindig Festival, let’s make it one to remember. We are throwing everything we have at it and going to make this the best weekend we have ever created. We owe that to everyone.”

Shindig Festival started as a party for the friends of the Ghetto Funk record label, and their friends of friends. The festival creators wanted to take all of the parts that they loved about other festivals and mix them together to create something intimate, unique and truly special.

Mojo Fell, co-director, said: “It’s the people that come to our festivals that have made them so special. This is a call out to Shindiggers past and present – now is the time to get your tickets! Don’t miss the end – it will be the stuff of legends. We couldn’t have got this far without you.”

Image: Nathan Roach