Welsh Heartlands Vintage Autofest Transport Festival

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Welsh Heartlands Vintage Autofest Transport Festival

Postby backtracks » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:21 am

I had contact with the two offficials/mangers/organizers of this autofest since october 2007. Our bands has since been booked to perform on this event. Several times re-confirmed. So we began to to prepare the logistics, travel arrangements, routing of gear and equipment and technical staff, we refused in good faith other lucrative and interesting contracts for gigs which would have had during the same period.

Now, after many promisses to let us have a down payment to settle the logistics expenses which we had already and other expenses we would have soon, they just cancelled the entire musical and artistical programme (bands, music but also the celtic wrestling and monster truck exhibit etc...). They claim that they have not got the clearance from the local authorities to have such an event with music, show and so on...

Although I cannot state that this is a blatant lie (maybe there is a grain of truth), I think the organizers promissed on their website since last year with a lot of hype many attractions in order to attract exhibitors and visitors to fork out reservation money on entry cards, stall etc... They used our good name to sell better their autofest and then let us standing in the rain.

Naturally when you organize a big event you have to deposit securites with the local authorities and fulfill the requirements regarding security, sanitary, parkings, firemarshall and lots of other aspects.. I think they are either bl***y amateurs or fancy con men, lurring people to spend money on a project which may or may not take place and under unkown circumstances und unfilled promisses.

I urge you to get in contact with the local town council there and ask around if they know at all about this festival and if all garantees have been given and the final clearance from the town council is a fact, before investing your good and hard earned money.

I insist: the 2 Directors of this Festival do not behave as professionels, most probably they are definitly not professionels at all, maybe in the worst case they are con men and take your money and run.

Take your pick!

Keep on rocking!
Gert (bandleader and manager of the backtracks band)


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