Mystery over 60s night cancellation
A 60s concert scheduled for tomorrow night in Bath has been cancelled.
The 60s Gold night at The Forum was one of a programme of events organised by Bath Music Plus in conjunction with Bath and North East Somerset Council.
But the night due to feature Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Animals was pulled last month and all ticket-buyers have now been reimbursed.
It is unclear what led to the cancellation and the Chronicle has been told that the council was involved in the decision. It is not known how much the cancellation has cost and where that money is coming from.
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A statement from B&NES today said: “The council learned from Bath Music Plus, the organisers of the 60s Gold concert, that the concert had to be cancelled for operational reasons. The council asked Bath Music Plus on September 20 to contact the ticket holders to arrange a full refund and a statement was put up on the Bath Music Plus website to this effect. If anyone has not yet received their refund they should contact Bath Music Plus directly on 0870 2406783.”
Bath Music Plus was set up with B&NES early last year to bring more big name gigs to the city, but is now coming to the end of its life.
The last gig it fully organised was one involving Kinks lead singer Ray Davies earlier this month.
Today a spokesman for Gerry and the Pacemakers’s management company Chime said: “The groups are disappointed. We couldn’t really understand why they wanted to cancel.”
The council was also involved in the decision to axe an all-day festival at Bath Racecourse featuring Jools Holland in July.
At the time, the decision was blamed on soggy ground conditions at the venue, and the council could not say how much money had been lost as a result.