Rhythm Festivals 2012 CANCELLED

Old Warden Park
nr Biggleswad
Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
United Kingdom
Dates: 24th Aug 2012 - 26th Aug 2012

Festival Information

Rhythm Festivals 2012 CANCELLED Overview

Here is a message received from the festival organiser Friday 3rd August 212:

Rhythm Festivals 2012 "Postponed until 2013"

I am hugely saddened to have to announce that Rhythm Festivals 2012 can not take place as over the weekend of August 24-26 at the Mansion House, Old Warden Park in Bedfordshire, as planned.

A whole series of glitches and problems made it impossible to carry on. The weather, the Olympics, the Jubilee, the economic downturn and a dozen other factors, including the "domino effect" of other events not happening, all played their part. I fought long and hard to make it work for 2012, but today I have to admit defeat and hope that three weeks’ notice will give you time to make alternative arrangements for the Bank Holiday.

Ticket-holders will be offered a full refund or will be able to use their tickets in 2013. Please give me a few days to sort out a returns procedure and do not send your tickets back yet as we need time to co-ordinate everything and notify the various agencies and outlets. (Anyone who has booked online over the last few days and whose order has not been processed will receive an automatic refund over the next 5-10 days).

The aim is to postpone the festival until 2013 and we are inviting back the acts who were booked for 2012 and hope that they can make it next year.

I really am very sorry that we can't meet up with you at Old Warden Park in three weeks’ time. My team and I really did work incredibly hard to try and make the festival happen, but over the last couple of days it became clear that was impossible. I can only apologize if you took time off work or booked hotels and travel.

I will send another email in a week or so to give more details and to outline the refund process.

I know you'll be disappointed, but believe me, nowhere near as "gutted" as I am.

 

Rhythm Festivals 2012 CANCELLED Event Info

Camping
Campsites open at 10am on Friday 24th August. Wristband Exchange opens at 12noon on Friday and the Main Arena is accessible from 3pm. On Saturday and Sunday the Wristband Exchange and Main Arena both open at 10am. Wristband Exchange closes at 8pm on Friday and Saturday and 6pm on Sunday. PLEASE NOTE: due to security and safety issues concerning heavy exit traffic, no vehicles will be allowed on site after 9:30pm on Friday and Saturday evenings or 8pm on Sunday. Please ensure you arrive before this time. 

Campfires are strictly prohibited. Cooking, using small barbecues, is permitted by campervan and campsite ticket-holders only, within the designated campsites. Fires must be contained within purpose-built barbecues, raised from the ground and operated in a safe and responsible manner.

Animals
Only registered guide dogs will be allowed on to the camping sites or into the Main Arena.  

Rhythm Festivals 2012 CANCELLED Line Up

Rhythm Festivals 2012 CANCELLED Travel Info

By Train
The nearest station is five minutes away in Biggleswade, which has fast, direct links to London Kings Cross and the north of England. A taxi should cost less than £10 at most times. 

By Car
Rhythm Festival at the Mansion House is five minutes from the A1, just off the B658.Bedford is 8 miles away by road, Milton Keynes 18 miles away, Cambridge 24 miles and London a mere 45 miles. 


Rhythm Festivals 2012 CANCELLED Hotels

Hotel Miles Location Rating  
Moggerhanger Park 2.99 Bedford Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Airman Hotel 4.48 Meppershall Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Champneys Henlow Ltd 4.53 Henlow Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
The Barns Hotel 5.06 Bedford Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Beadlow Manor Hotel and Golf Club 5.07 Shefford Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
The Coach House 5.33 Potton Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Redwings Lodge 6.15 Baldock Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Embankment 6.58 Bedford Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Park Inn by Radisson Bedford 6.75 Bedford Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Bedford Swan Hotel 6.78 Bedford Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Cross Keys Inn 6.87 Bedford Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Days Inn Stevenage North - A1(M) 7.32 Baldock Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Newnham White House B&B 7.52 Baldock Herts Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Wyboston Lakes Hotel 7.77 Bedford Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Abbotsley Golf Hotel 8.13 St Neots Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Cornfields 8.38 Bedford Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Woodland Manor Hotel 8.49 Bedford Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Broadway Hotel 8.64 Letchworth Garden City Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Garden Lodge Hotel 9.13 Letchworth Garden City Average customer rating: 3 out of 6 Info
Firs Hotel 9.42 Hitchin Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Bull Hotel 9.55 Barton le Clay Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel 9.67 Letchworth Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info

Rhythm Festivals 2012 CANCELLED Video Playlist

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Comedy Theatre

Rhythm Festivals 2012 CANCELLED Food and Drink

There will be a wide selection of food and drink available from food vendors and bars inside the arena including:


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