Pigstock – an open letter…
Pigstock 2003 will NOT be taking place at The Plas Pigot Country club, Denbigh. Several alternative venues are under consideration and a further announcement will be made as soon as details are finalised.
Facts about Pigstock:
Pigstock started life as Denbigh Music Festival in the summer of 1996, jointly financed, underwritten and promoted by brothers John & Huw Evans. (Latterly, solely by John Evans).
All aspects of the event are planned, organised and implemented by a loyal group of volunteers independently of The Plas Pigot with the exception of the provision and running of the bar. All revenue and profits from the sale of alcohol on site have been to the Plas Pigot Country Club. Each year a nominal donation from the bar profits has been given to the promoters towards covering costs. Last years donation (2001) was £250.
The promoter’s costs this year (2002) amounted to just under £25,000. The Chairman of The Plas Pigot stated today (16/8/2002) that the club are unwilling to make any similar gesture this year, this despite the fact that some 2,500 people visited the festival and the bar appeared to be very busy throughout the weekend.
This lack of goodwill coupled with an incident when committee members barred several festival organisers from entering the club premises have left the promoters disillusioned. Pigstock organisers are saddened at the loss of what they considered a once good working relationship with the Plas Pigot Management committee.
The organisers of Pigstock wish it to be known that they have no connection with and make no endorsements of any future events, which may take place at or in the grounds of The Plas Pigot Country Club.