If you’ve ever been to a gin festival, you’ll know that they’re a great way of discovering and sampling brand new gin. As gin continues to boom, we’ve seen many gin experiences crop up across the country.
Today, however, Gin Festival has announced via their official website that they have entered administration and will no longer will running their popular gin events.
At least two planned festivals in Sheffield and Norwich have been cancelled as a result, with a further 18 events across the country. All of them have been cancelled.
It’s also bad news for fans of Tinker Gin. The gin was a previous venture for the company, even recently creating a violet version over on Crowdfunder.
Begbies Traynor, administrators to the company, have said that the festival company had been running for 5 years, but got into financial difficulties after investing heavily in its online presence.
As a result, 20,000 tickets purchased will not be reimbursed, with people across taking to social media to express their sadness and frustration:
Very sad to hear that @GinFestival is no more 😢
— Joanna Marshall (@monajarshall) July 6, 2018
Sad to hear that ‘Gin Festival Ltd’ has entered into administration. We were really looking to sampling a few gins with you again this weekend here in Norwich. https://t.co/uQ9PxRKiGq #ginfestival #gin #norwich pic.twitter.com/SKopeACyIF
— the imaGINe bar (@theimaGINebar) July 6, 2018
Just when I think my week can’t get any worse, @GinFestival has gone bust
— Dani (@danithedoc) July 6, 2018
— Raymond Lee (@rayleee) July 6, 2018
The official advice being for anyone who has bought tickets is to check with their credit or debit card provider as to whether they may be covered for the loss under the Chargeback system.
In the meantime, we wish the best for the founders of Gin Festival and all affected by today’s news.
More from The Gin Kin:
- Great British Gin Festival unveils dates across the UK
- The Prosecco and Gin Festival launches pink drink event
- The Juniper Festival is returning to Edinburgh