Sheffield gin festival cancelled

A touring gin festival, which was set to arrive in Sheffield in September, has cancelled all of its planned events after going into administration. 

The Gin Festival planned to host an event at Kelham Island Museum on 21 – 22 September, but has since issued a statement announcing its immediate closure.

A statement from the directors published on the Gin Festival’s website said: “It is with deep regret that we have had to take the decision to put the Gin Festival business into administration yesterday (Thursday 5 July). We tried everything we could to rescue the business so that it would not come to this but unfortunately, we have not been able to do so.

“We know this will be disappointing to you and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We want to thank all our amazing customers/suppliers for their support over the years. After 5 years of hard work and passion, this was not a decision we have taken lightly and personally this will mean we lose our home and everything we have worked hard to build.

“We ask that you may be able to provide us with your compassion and understanding at this extremely difficult time for us. With regret, Marie and Jym.”

A statement from the administrators reads: “Anyone who has purchased tickets for Gin Festival events should contact their credit or debit card provider or Paypal in the first instance. If any refunds which cannot be processed by these providers, please contact Laura Amann of Begbies Traynor.”

Read the administration statement here. Image taken from Gin Festival’s Facebook page. 

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