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Shindig Festival won’t return after this summer

Shindig Festival won’t return after this summer

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Today, the organizers of Shindig Festival (May 23rd – 26th) revealed that the upcoming 2024 edition will mark the festival’s final installment. The complex events industry environment, along with a pattern of delayed ticket purchases and insufficient Government backing, present escalating hurdles for independent festivals’ sustainability.

Numerous events face a comparable fate, with over 20 others regrettably either canceled or opting to bow out this year. Taking place at the Dillington Estate in Somerset, the event will mark its tenth and ultimate anniversary.

Will Lardner of Shindig Productions asserts, “We prefer to conclude things on our own terms rather than dilute our creations. Our commitment to delivering top-notch parties is paramount, and we are steadfast in our refusal to implement significant changes that do not align with our core values just to persist.”

“We are saddened to announce the final Shindig Festival, but let’s ensure it’s an unforgettable one. We’re putting all our efforts into making this weekend our greatest yet. We owe it to all of you.”

Shindig Festival crowd field view

Groove Armada (DJ Set), Brand New Heavies, Kurupt FM, Ewan McVicar, Congo Natty, Mad Professor, John Morales, DJ Rap, and Greg Wilson are scheduled to perform.

Originally intended for the friends of the Ghetto Funk record label and their extended network, this event has evolved over time. The festival organizers aimed to blend elements from various festivals they cherished, crafting an intimate, distinctive, and truly exceptional experience.

Endorsed by Emily Eavis, the organizer of Glastonbury, as a great option for those unable to secure tickets and honored as the ‘Best For Family Rave’ by Festival Kidz, this event has drawn an increasingly varied audience. Featuring a collection of themed dancefloors and corners, there are no main stages—only a delightful array of spaces to discover.

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Whether you enjoy the circus, comedy, or learning new skills, there is a diverse range of activities for everyone. With lively funk music and a varied lineup of entertainment suitable for all ages, Shindig Festival promises a blend of relaxation and fun for all attendees.

Mojo Fell and Simon Clarke, Co-Directors, express: “Our festivals owe their magic to the amazing attendees. To all Shindiggers, past and present: Secure your tickets now! Be part of a legendary finale. Your support has been invaluable on our journey.”

Everyone must rally behind them for the final stretch as they are exiting spectacularly.

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