Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Shotgun Festival Cancelled 3.9.2010

Unfortunately due to terrible weather conditions and flooding in the region, the Shotgun Festival which I was due to be playing at in a few weeks time has been cancelled.

Statement from the organisers:

"Due to a critical situation in the city of Hradek Nad Nisou and surrounded areas we are forced to cancel the whole Shotgun 2010 festival. Major part of the city and also area where Shotgun Festival takes place have been heavily flooded and there is no chance of holding the festival in three weeks time.

The size of floods is really exceptional and catastrophic as you can see on pictures and videos attached. We´ve tried our best to organize the festival despite all the problems but it was denied by Hradek City Council. Kristyna camp is under water and the flood effect cannot be cleaned off until Shotgun.

Shotgun is not the only venue cancelled in Liberec county. There are hygienic concerns and also respect for people who lost their homes and even lives during this catastrophy.

We are very sorry for that. This is something absolutely unexpectable, nature has shown us its dark shape. Basically Force Majeure. On the other hand better this has happened now, three weeks before the festival, then during the festival. That would have been much worst for all people participation on the festival, artists and of course for our guests and fans.

Shotgun 2010 is dead but Shotgun 2011 is coming soon!"

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