CONCERT ORGANISER CANCELS TWO EVENTS
AT SHUGBOROUGH VENUE
Two events held at Shugborough in August have been cancelled due to the organiser going into liquidation.
EMS Promotions has instructed Business Rescue and Insolvency Company, McTear, Williams and Wood to assist with placing the company into liquidation.
The concerts affected are:
• Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra – Saturday August 18
• Summer Proms Picnic Concert with the National Symphony Orchestra – Sunday August 19
It is believed nearly 4000 tickets have been sold for the two events through various outlets.
County Councillor Pat Corfield, Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture said: "We are obviously bitterly disappointed that these concerts have been cancelled due to EMS Promotions, which hired the Shugborough Estate as the venue, going into liquidation.
"Our priority is to assist anyone who purchased tickets either from Shugborough directly or through the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre to receive a full refund.
"Undoubtedly many people will be upset that these two events will not take place. I would like to reassure people that no other Shugborough events are affected and the estate is open as normal."
People who have purchased tickets directly from Shugborough's ticket office, should contact the estate on 01889 881 388 from Monday July 30, when the estate will be processing full refunds to those who have bought directly from the estate. In the event that the ticket office is busy, call 0300 111 8000. Alternatively, people can email the estate on
People who have booked tickets through Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, should contact the theatre on 01785 253 653, for ticket refunds.
People who have purchased tickets directly through EMS concerts, through tourist information centres or other venues, should contact McTear, Williams and Wood on 0800 0855 070 for advice, or visit their website at www.mw-w.com.