"Lack of support" cancels Somerset Flood concerts

Somerset County Gazette: STEVE Harley was set to perform for Somerset. PHOTO: Jas Sansi. STEVE Harley was set to perform for Somerset. PHOTO: Jas Sansi.

TWO star-studded charity concerts to raise money for Somerset’s flood victims have been cancelled due to a “lack of support”.

Toploader, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and Reverend & The Makers were to play two big-hearted shows in Bridgwater and Yeovil for the Somerset Community Foundation this May.

Announcing the news, Dan Smith, music promoter and event organiser, said he had “had no option” but to cancel.

He said: “I am upset that this didn't gain the support we hoped for, and feel cancelling now is the best thing to do.”

He continued: “I gave this my best shot and done all physically possible to make this a success, working day and night to secure the bands.

“Obviously refunds can be obtained from place of purchase.

“It's a shame it's come to this but I would like to thank the few of you that did support this.”

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4:14pm Mon 28 Apr 14

chachacha27 says...

Such a shame for everyone involved, and especially the flood victims. I don't think it helped with all the speculation right at the beginning of Coldplay or Jessie J playing, as I heard a lot of people were disappointed with the lineup.

Hope this doesn't deter you Dan, you have brought some great acts to Somerset so far, long may it continue x
Such a shame for everyone involved, and especially the flood victims. I don't think it helped with all the speculation right at the beginning of Coldplay or Jessie J playing, as I heard a lot of people were disappointed with the lineup. Hope this doesn't deter you Dan, you have brought some great acts to Somerset so far, long may it continue x chachacha27
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10:07pm Mon 28 Apr 14

mansell5 says...

It's a bit sad but I think the moment has passed for most people. The floods have receded, the properties are being repaired and the dredging has begun.

It wasn't really clear what the funds raised were going towards now.
It's a bit sad but I think the moment has passed for most people. The floods have receded, the properties are being repaired and the dredging has begun. It wasn't really clear what the funds raised were going towards now. mansell5
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10:58pm Mon 28 Apr 14

somersetvoyager says...

Hysteria today, gone tomorrow.
Hysteria today, gone tomorrow. somersetvoyager
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12:33pm Tue 29 Apr 14

swjoduk says...

I think the ticket prices were a bit too steep. People have given money to Flag and other flood relief projects through car boot sales etc
I think the ticket prices were a bit too steep. People have given money to Flag and other flood relief projects through car boot sales etc swjoduk
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