Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Honesty is the best policy

While it's undoubtedly a shame that there'll be no Supernormal next year (especially for Oxfordshire-based music fans with rather leftfield tastes), you have to give the organisers credit for the rationale behind the decision, as set out in a statement. In a year that has witnessed several horrorshows - Fyre in the Bahamas, Hope & Glory in Liverpool, Y Not in Derbyshire - it's refreshing to encounter organisers talking about pausing to take stock and plan for the future to ensure that the festival is "financially sustainable" but also remains "true to its roots".

If only others would follow suit and put sound planning (including contingency arrangements) and the experience of the average punter above the relentless pursuit of profit.

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