Richard Crook reports for the Mancunion on the cancellation of a festival by the Students’ Union at the University of Manchester:
The Students’ Union has been forced to cancel the M13 Festival at the last minute due to lack of interest.
M13 Festival was set to take place on Saturtday, 29th September, but only 150 tickets were sold in a 6,000 capacity event.
Despite beginning the promotion campaign at the end of last term and a late decision to slash prices from £20 to £10, the Union was unable to attract interest and announced the cancellation late on Wednesday 26th September.
The Union has yet to disclose the total financial loss, stating: “At the moment we know that it is significantly less than if the event had gone ahead – we are still in the process of finalising cancellations and don’t have a figure yet. But what we do know is that there have been great successes in other areas of the Union which will do something to offset this cost.”
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