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
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.
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
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.
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
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: