Guildford’s music festival, Gulifest, will make a return to Stoke Park after the council approved an application made by organiser Trowfest.
The decision comes two years after Scotty Events, the previous organiser of the event, went into liquidation, which the company said was the result of poor ticket sales.
The festival will return to Stoke Park on 18, 19 and 20 July, providing Trowfest (run by the former head of Scotty Events, Tony Scott, who ran the festival for 21 years) meets payment conditions and safety requirements set out by Guildford Borough Council.
Councillor Matt Furniss said: “We recognise that Guilfest is a popular family event. It supports local musicians and attracts thousands of visitors to the town. We are pleased to accept the proposal for Guilfest 2014 and continue our support for live music in the borough.
“Before we could make a decision on the application, we took steps to protect local council tax payers and public assets from potential event costs or damage. We put conditions in place for Guilfest 2014 following the previous financial difficulties experienced by the event operators. If Trowfest Ltd does not meet these conditions, the event will not go ahead.”
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Posted on: 17/01/14