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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

HAWKWIND FANS ARE NOT UNDESIRABLE - AND THAT'S OFFICIAL

Following a story that we posted the other day about a festival cancelling an appearance by Hawkwind, claiming that their fans were "the wrong sort of people", we are disappointed to find that the organisers have no claimed that the whole thing was a misunderstanding. Our very own Graham Inglis (whom I have lived with for seven years and known for 22, and will confirm is not the wrong type of person for anything except possibly a Take That concert) has been trying to get a statement from them, but to no avail. Now they have claimed the story as nonsense, which is a pity. I had hoped that it would run and run...

ORGANISERS of an all-day music event at a National Forest attraction have refuted claims they pulled the plug after allegedly slaiming that the headline act’s fans were an ‘undesirable audience’.

Hawkwind
Hawkwind

Mike Scott, of the National Forest Folk Festival, poured cold water over the accusations by space-rock veterans Hawkwind that the event, due to be held at Conkers, in Rawdon Road, Moira, later this year, was cancelled because they ‘attract the wrong sort of audience’.

He described the accusations as ‘nonsense’ and a ‘total misunderstanding’.

Mr Scott told the Mail: “The venue became inappropriate for the event that we had planned.

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