Festival goers have been left in the dark after a major LGBT festival was cancelled without explanation again.
Huddersfield resident, Vikki Evans, is amongst those who have been left angry and confused after turning up to the Pinkfields! event at Cuckold Carr Farm in Gunthwaite near Denby Dale, which was due to go-ahead on August 30 and 31, only to find an empty field.
It is the second time that the event, which hoped to replace the iconic Pink Picnic, has failed to go ahead, after being rescheduled from May.
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Vikki, 23, is now unsure whether she will get a refund for two tickets she bought for £35 back in April via Ticket Script for her and her partner.
Vikki, who lives in Chapel Terrace in Crosland Moor, said: “I was given no information that it had been cancelled again and it was really disappointing and very strange.
“We got to the site at midday on August 30 and were really excited but there was no sound, no festival site and no one was there.
“We found a couple in a car on the farm who said that they had no idea the event was meant to take place there but had already spoken to other people that morning who had also turned up.
“We’d just no idea what was going on-as far as we knew it was going ahead as planned. The countdown clock was still running on the festival’s website.”
She rang the festival organisers but found that the telephone was turned off and has since received no information.
She said: “We received an email from Pinkfields the day before the event was due to go ahead on May 24 and 25 to tell us that it had been rescheduled due to reasons beyond their control.
“We were told that we would get a VIP pass if we kept our tickets and the organisers started selling the tickets for the new dates through Skiddle.
“But this time we had received absolutely nothing from the organisers of Ticket Script.
“It’s really infuriating because I don’t know what has happened to my money and my partner and I wasted two days holiday as well as spending a lot of money on food and drink that we didn’t need.
“We’ve always wanted to go to an event like this and we just want a proper explanation as to what has happened and when I will get my money back.”
The former landlord of the Foresters Arms, Upper Cumberworth. Andrew Edmondson, organised the festival to fill the gap left by Pink Picnic, which was cancelled in 2013 amidst a police investigation into alleged missing funds.
The organising team has been contacted several times by Huddersfield Examiner for an explanation but have failed to respond.
Skiddle said that everyone who bought a ticket from them was informed about the cancellation in July and has received a full refund.
Meanwhile, a spokeswoman Ticket Script said that anyone who had purchased a ticket could email firstname.lastname@example.org