Slottsfjellfestivalen have in a long time worn with red figures. 2018 edition, the 16. in the lineup, just came into port because the artists and the vendors agreed to take significantly less paid.
The beloved festival that takes place in the historic surroundings "on the mountain" in the middle of Tønsberg, is now in new skjebneuker. In these days are negotiated, it is about the actual their livelihoods, and it is approaching the cliff.Desperate fight to save the Slottsfjell: - Heavy to take the phones Either or
the Hope of a new festivalrunde in July in the year is dwindling steadily. No artists are announced, the Facebook - and website is not updated and no tickets are out for sale.
the Competitor Stavernfestivalen limp on his side already in november his first headliner, and was sold out for tilbudsbilletter for 2019 already in July of last year.
Slottsfjellfestivalens fate determined by the result of festivalledelsens ongoing negotiations with the creditors.
" We are still in active dialogue with several parties to resolve challenges, write the chairman of the board of Slottsfjellfestivalen, Øystein Ronander, in a short statement to the Newspaper.
In plain language: If you don't reach the goal, is it over for Slottsfjellfestivalen as we know it today, but if you reach the goal so try you festival in 2019?
- It is the main thrust, respond Ronander.Rejects Slottsfjell-harvesting: - the Criticism is ridiculous, it Failed to sell
In the piece to the ceo, John Lund, on behalf of the board of directors told about the situation in the local newspaper Tønsbergs Blad 12. november, the ba festival of peace of mind.
When had the board of directors of the operating company behind the Slottsfjellfestivalen, Baglerbrønnen Operation, in the summer and in the fall of 2018 tried to sell the festival to foreign investors, without success. Two stakeholders chose to withdraw because of the large deficit the festival has in the luggage, informed Lund.Therefore, the struggle of the
Festivalsjefen explains the red numbers, including inferior ticket sales after they introduced the 18-year minimum age.
- Increased competition, changes in publikumsmassen, a artistprofil not hit the hero blink for the local audience, so fierce competition for the best artists and a small dip sauce in the whole festivalmarkedet have played a role, " writes Lund.
He adds that the "Slottsfjell has not asked for or received any public support in many years".
- Either from the public or from support schemes. We wanted to clear ourselves, but to compete with others who have significant contributions from different sources, in some cases, several million.Slottsfjells debt crisis: Would sell the festival, but no one wanted to buy 20 mill. in bang,
Since november has Slottsfjellfestivalen been in negotiations with the creditors to get erased debt.
The clear goal is that it becomes the festival in 2019 if we come to an agreement with everyone, wrote Lund in leserinnlegget.
He has not answered Dagbladet inquiries Wednesday.
According to the local newspaper Tønsbergs Blad raged proceeds to Slottsfjellfestivalen with 20 million from 2017 to 2018. They went into 50 million in 2017, but only 30 million in the last year. Furthermore, waiting around 50 vendors at over eight million in outstanding debt.Denied "to save the" Slottsfjell from bankruptcy. The show got slaughter