Vintage Festival 2012 will no longer take place at Boughton House

Vintage Festival will no longer take place at Boughton House in July after “lower than expected ticket sales”.

The event had been due to take place there between Thursday, July 12, and Sunday, July 15.

But instead, it will now guest for this year at the Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire, which runs from August 10 to 12.

People who have bought tickets for Vintage Festival can exchange their tickets or get a refund.

A statement announcing the change said: “Following lower than expected ticket sales amidst a summer of much cultural competition and seemingly insurmountable barriers, we announce with our deepest regret, this year’s Vintage Festival is sadly not able to operate as a stand-alone event.

“However, a fitting alternative has been agreed with the organisers of Wilderness Festival who have offered to host an intimate and authentic incarnation of Vintage, as part of their own three day celebration within their Cornbury Park site in Oxfordshire.”

Wayne Hemingway, co-founder of the Vintage Festival, said: “Delivering something as ambitious as Vintage is a real challenge and there have been some seemingly insurmountable barriers, with economic and climatic hurdles being at the fore. However, we are resourceful and creative and with Wilderness kindly letting us “lodge” with them this year, the show still goes on.

“In the three years since starting a concept with this breadth of content we have experienced hiccups along the way but have always triumphed in the face of adversity and still left thousands of people with wonderful memories of an uplifting weekend. We hope you will join us this year and help us create another magical experience.”

Tim Harvey, one of the Wilderness Festival organisers, said: “We are delighted to be able to open our arms to a fellow unique event in its time of need. We are lucky enough to know that this year’s Wilderness is firmly on course to be a great success and, for us, Vintage will be another spectacular addition to a programme already brimming with originality and ambition. It’s going to be a great honour to work with Vintage in making this ‘festival within a festival’ a genuinely inspiring alternative.”

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