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Rolling Thunder venue issues statement that concert not confirmed and will not go ahead

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Kryal Castle has taken to their Facebook page to issue a statement about the recently announced Rolling Thunder concert, due to be held at the venue on Saturday, 20th February 2016.

In their statement, the venue says that the Castle was never confirmed to be holding the event despite numerous discussions with promoter, Heathen Skulls.

The Directors and Management would like to advise that the recently announced and promoted ‘Rolling Thunder’ Heavy Metal concert will not be taking place at Kryal Castle.

The promoter of this event approached Management in late October to commence a dialogue and was advised that an event of this scale would require further discussions but he should “…not be basing the event around the use of the castle before any discussions have taken place.”

Continued communications took place with no commitment or agreements for the use of the venue and Mr McManus was advised definitively on November 12th that Kryal Castle was not interested in hosting the event.

Kryal Castle has spent the last three years rebranding itself as a family friendly, medieval themed environment which is at odds with that of a heavy metal concert.

The use of Kryal Castle imagery and our name has been without our authority and the promoter was asked to remove all reference to our venue as soon as we became aware of the pending ticket launch.

We had hoped that the promoter would rectify the situation immediately, but this has failed to occur and has forced us to act to resolve the issue.

Robert McManus of Heathen Skulls has issued the following statement:

Due to unfortunate circumstances that related to a previous event at Kryal Castle, it is with a heavy heart that we announce it is no longer possible to hold Rolling Thunder Festival at the Kryal Castle site. We would like nothing more than to continue as originally planned but the situation is now outside of our control and is by no means the fault of the venue. Although we appreciate the efforts of everyone involved, it has become apparent that Rolling Thunder Festival needs to find a more suitable home.

With that said, we can happily report that we’ve now found an amazing new site that alleviates one of our biggest concerns…. How are our punters going to get home safely in the evening? Answer: You don’t have to leave in the evening, you will now be able to camp overnight! Full details of the new site, location & transport will be announced very soon, stay tuned. All tickets to the Kryal Castle will be valid for the new site.

We understand that the new location may not suit everyone, for that reason anyone wishing to get a refund is welcome to do so, please email and we’ll process your refund: [email protected]

The Sword (pictured) were due to headline the festival.

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