BalladFest 3 Announcement ~ Citywest Hotel
It saddens me to post this today but I recieved a phonecall from an operations manager in Citywest Hotel, Dublin this morning to tell me that my 2 day event in May(BalladFest 3) has been cancelled. I was told the hotel has decided to cancel all upcoming events and reservations as they are only housing Ukranian refugees from this Monday onwards. I had my concerns with this situation over the last 2 months but I got full assurance from hotel management that the refugee situation will not effect my event and that it will still go ahead. I have been on the phone all morning trying to find an alternative venue but with 4 weeks to go, finding the right venue and accommodating over 2000 people travelling from all over Ireland and the world, it’s just not logistically possible, I’m afraid I have no other option but to cancel. Full refunds will be provided through eventbrite.com for all ticket holders and anyone who has rooms booked you’ll have to contact hotel directly. Again I’m sorry to have to post this but the situation is totally out of my hands and I’m going to have to foot quite a bill myself for this not going ahead. I won’t hold my breath waiting on the government or Citywest to compensate the 10 bands, sound and lighting company, security company, myself and the many others who help me run this event for financial losses that weekend.
1A Clanbrassil Street Lower,
01 473 8938