– This is kjempetungt. The error I made was to bet at the festival last year. Then there were a few that would jump on. Now there will be no festival in 2019, but I'm working on to find a partner who can be with to arrange and lift Norwegian Wood in 2020, " says Thoresen to Aftenposten.
There have been several hard years for the festival. In 2016 was reduced to one day at Sukkerbiten, before it in 2017, went bankrupt after failing the crowd turnout.
Thoresen took over as the new owner before last year, but chose to cancel the festival in 2018 due to poor ticket sales.
at the same time as he tries to get the capital in place and to find a partner, he also wants to move the festival from the Frognerbadet.
– Frognerbadet has a limitation on capacity. To succeed-to get into a big enough headliner, one must be able to have 15.000 visitors, not 7.000, " he says to the newspaper.