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“Changes in the industry” force BSTK cancellation

Following the sale of sister festivals Y Not and Truck to Global, Essex event Brownstock has shut its doors after 12 years

By IQ on 08 Nov 2016

Kelis, Brownstock 2016, CM1.co.uk

Kelis and crowd at BSTK 2016

image © CM1.co.uk

Boutique British festival Brownstock is to close after 12 years.

Brownstock (BSTK), which had been held at Morris Farm in Chelmsford, Essex – close to the V Festival site – since 2005, was programmed by IME Music and promoted by London-based Count of Ten, which last month sold its Y Not and Truck Festivals to the Global group.

No line-up had yet been announced for the 2017 festival. Tinie Tempah, Mark Ronson and Kelis headlined in 2016.

“After 12 years of incredible music, amazing people and the best memories, it is with heavy hearts that we have made the difficult decision to shut the farm gates and no longer hold BSTK Festival,” festival management said today.

“Due to changes in the industry we can no longer deliver the event we set out to create”

“Due to changes in the industry we can no longer deliver the event we set out to create and that we feel you deserve.

“We will cherish the memories you have all helped us create, as we hope you will too. We will always be proud of what you all helped us to create and the cultural influence in the local area, without your support there wouldn’t have been a festival.”

Ticketholders for BSTK 2017 will be refunded.


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