Music fans still wait for festival refund

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Fans who bought tickets for the cancelled Isle of Man Festival are still waiting for a refund.

Isle of Man Festival organisers, Rockingmann Festivals Limited, have said that they are speaking constantly with the Office of Fair Trading, and will continue to do so.

They have also said that they will no longer be issuing public statements due to ‘personal threats received’ and being accused of never intending to put a show on, but will continue updating fans via email.

As the Manx Independent has reported previously, the organisers have said that the problem lies with PayPal who have frozen their account, making it impossible for them to make any more refunds to fans.

Despite the Manx Independent contacting PayPal’s press office numerous times they are yet to reply with any explanation.

The Isle of Man Festival was due to take place on July 6 and feature acts including Primal Scream, Paloma Faith and Johnny Marr.

It was cancelled citing poor ticket sales as the reason. Initially the organisers had hoped to have all refunds completed by the end of July, but then said the problems with PayPal had stopped this from happening.

The Isle of Man Office of Fair Trading will meet with Rockingmann Festivals Limited later this week and anyone seeking further advice can call the office on 686500.

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