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Playground Festival canned, promoter in administration

By | Published on Monday 10 June 2013

The Playground

Following last week’s news that the latter half of London’s Playground Festival (on Saturday 8 Jul) had been cancelled after less than great ticket sales – but leaving the Friday 7 Jul listings still intact – the entire weekend event has since gone the same way, with the festival’s seven year-old promoter Mediaground Ltd going into administration.

A basic explanation on the Playground site reads: “We are sad to say that after much of a battle here we have been left with no option but to cancel the entire festival. After poor ticket sales and an investor parting ways with us we weren’t able to rectify the matter. Mediaground Ltd has been left with no option but to file for insolvency moving forward”.

In addition to granting immediate paybacks to ticketholders at point of purchase, The Playground is also staging a one-off live show at London’s Koko on 13 Jul, info on which the promoter promises to share soon.