Edinburgh music festival EH6 has cancelled the Sunday of its weekend event due to “extremely poor ticket sales.”
Organisers of the event, scheduled to take place across November 30 and December 1, have now opted to make the Sunday a free-entry show at the Old Dr Bells Baths, without the two original headline acts, Be Charlotte and Honeyblood.
Saturday at the Biscuit Factory venue will go ahead as scheduled with The View frontman Kyle Falconer as the headliner for the day.
Singer-songwriter Be Charlotte has criticised the festival for its handling of the situation and said she feels “disrespected.”
— be charlotte (@iambecharlotte) November 12, 2019
A statement from the organisers reads: “The difficult decision was taken to completely cancel the Sunday of EH6 due to extremely poor ticket sales (we had only sold 22 Sunday tickets which was simply unsustainable for a non-profit event).
“Being aware that there were several customers and bands who had booked weekend accommodation, we set about arranging a free-entry replacement event, which wouldn’t incur high costs to put on.
“This event is completely separate to the EH6 Festival (in a smaller venue) and in hindsight we shouldn’t have promoted it on the same poster as the existing festival, which is now only running on Saturday, November 30.
“We apologise for any confusion and disappointment caused.
“We accept responsibility for being so late in organising this year’s event, which ultimately led to poor sales and we do hope that you will let us make it up to you both this year and during following events.”