Barbican Jazz and Blues Festival scrapped because of lack of funding
The Barbican Jazz and Blues Festival will not be going ahead in 2013 because of a lack of funding.
Dan Thompson, whose company Kaos Production Ltd created, produced and invested heavily in the annual event, said that public funding had been pulled and therefore the Festival could not continue.
He said: “We’re sorry to say that we can’t put on our Festival in 2013 because we have no public funding, and that’s a real shame for The Barbican, for Plymouth and for the region.
“In half a decade, we’ve built a reputation for a quality event on the Waterfront that attracted visitors from beyond the city and across the Channel to enjoy what Plymouth has to offer. This year, that won’t happen.
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“I hope to get something rolling for 2014, with aspirations for the City of Culture bid and beyond,” he said.
The Festival, which started life in the quayside quarter of Plymouth in 2008, raises income from ticket sales, advertising and sponsorship deals, but uses public money to place high quality free music shows on the streets of The Barbican.
The event attracts thousands of visitors to the Barbican each summer, presenting live music on outdoor stages and within participating venues.
Last year the Festival partnered with Plymouth’s Classic Boat Rally and the Port of Plymouth Regatta to make a July bonanza of boating and music. Musicians were put afloat for ocean-going gigs, expanding the event’s reach into Plymouth Sound.
Plymouth City Council, which had supported the event with funding since 2009, cannot continue the funding and funds from the newly-formed Plymouth Waterfront Partnership have not materialized in time for an event in 2013.