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Kidderminster Rocks gig called off
9:27am Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
ANOTHER music event in Kidderminster has fallen victim to low ticket sales and venue problems, causing the gig to be cancelled.
Kidderminster Rocks, due to take place on Friday, September 14, has been called off due to issues with the bar in the town hall, as well as sluggish ticket sales.
The cancellation comes less than a month after three gigs which were part of Kidderminster Arts Festival were called off at the venue.
Kidderminster Rocks organiser Mike Smith told music fans: “We would like to say sorry for letting those of you down who truly supported Kidderminster Rocks. I believe that the Town Hall bar problems we experienced at our first two shows caused us more of a problem than we realised.
“Secondly, a series of shows had been set to occur at the town hall three weeks or so ago and these were cancelled at the last minute, which does not do much for people’s confidence in the town.”
Organisers also found that ticket sales were not going as well as they had hoped which may have left them out of pocket.
Mr Smith added: “Also, the bands who had been booked to headline had not included ticket information on their websites.”
Kidderminster Rocks was set up to pay tribute to the work of music promoter John Combe, who brought bands such as U2, UB40 and Radiohead to the town.
Mr Smith added: “It is a place where live music has been at the heart of the town. My vision in instigating Kidderminster Rocks was to produce a non-profit based set-up that would promote local talent alongside quality acts.”
Refunds are available from any of the ticket outlets.
No one at the Town Hall was available to comment.