‘There will be no more Chilfest’

There will be no more Chilfest, according to the man who organised the three-day music festival this year.

Project director and owner of Universal Event Production Steve Butcher announced the news on Facebook in the early hours of this morning.

Crowds at Chilfest this weekend - courtesy of www.adamhollier.co.uk

Crowds at Chilfest this weekend - courtesy of www.adamhollier.co.uk

The message was titled ‘An important message from Chilfest HQ’.

Mr Butcher said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have attended Chilfest over the last couple of years.

“It’s been an absolute blast and I have enjoyed every minute of this unique and challenging adventure.

“From The Boomtown Rats and Rick Astley through to Little Mix and Tony Hadley, we have certainly rocked the Chilterns.

“With the financial pressure of such a high profile event, and the months and months of planning involved, I have decided that unfortunately Chilfest will not return.

“Thanks again for all your support – it’s been amazing.”

Chilfest was launched by Mr Butcher as a two-day music festival last year with acts including Rick Astley, Spandau Ballet crooner Toney Hadley and pop queens Little Mix. It came under criticism for its long bar queues.

The problem was not repeated at the weekend’s 2014 event, as there were eight different places from which revellers could be served booze.

It might not necessarily be bad news for festival-goers, though - Mr Butcher also said that there would not be another Chilfest last year.

You can read more about this year’s Chilfest here