It is with a heavy heart that we (Pavilion Mid Wales) have no choice but to cancel the forthcoming Beardyman show, which was due to take place on Saturday 12th November.
This show was originally booked in 2019 for a 2020 date, and due to circumstances beyond our control (COVID 19) - we were unable to put on the show as we were forced to close the doors through government legislation.
Every effort has been made by the venue, artist, agent and management to put this show on.
I know we will have a lot of disappointed folks who would have been looking forward to this show, so I feel I need to elaborate on why we had to make this decision.
Before a show is booked in, we will create a costing sheet to determine if the show is viable and look at the costs involved to put the show on. As stated above, this was done in 2019 and at the time, the show was fully costed, viable and went on sale for a date in 2020.
We spent our full (costed) marketing budget allocated for this show, on the original date, which was then postponed and rescheduled. This procedure has now happened on 3-4 occasions, meaning we have now spent 4x the costed marketing budget.
Moving on to 2022. In 2022, our production costs increased by 50%, our Electric supply by 3.5x the previous, our Gas supply (4x), all of which further increase the cost to put the show on.
So, here we are in a nutshell. We were left with 2 choices; cancel the show and lose the money already invested or; continue with the show and lose an additional £3.5-£4k. In the current financial climate, the choice taken was necessary for the survival of the Pavilion. Times are tough, especially for the Events & Hospitality industry who have been hit constantly for the past 3 years. It's going to be a long winter.
We do hope we have answered any questions that may arise from our decision to cancel the show. Hopefully, if or when things get back to some kind of normal, we will be able to bring Beardyman to Mid Wales.
All ticket holders will be refunded over the coming days. Apologies for any inconvenience. We have to think of the venue's future.