Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Festival Goes Bust before Bands Are Paid; Camden Crawl Promoter Placed in Liquidation Days after Event

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Festival Goes Bust before Bands Are Paid; Camden Crawl Promoter Placed in Liquidation Days after Event

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Byline: Anna Dubuis and Josh Pettitt

MUSICIANS today slammed the organisers of London's biggest indie music festival for going into liquidation before paying them.

More than 200 bands performed across more than 25 venues in last month's Camden Crawl, an annual event which in the past has featured Adele, Florence + the Machine, Bastille, Disclosure and Mumford and Sons.

But a number of artists who played this year have taken to Twitter to complain that they have not been paid. Emailed requests to the event's founder Lisa Paulon for payment were met with an out-of-office reply.

The email reads: "Please be aware, unfortunately Crawl Promotions Limited T/A Camden Crawl is experiencing financial difficulty. It is with great regret that the board has decided that there is no option but to place the company into creditors' voluntary liquidation. The board has instructed an insolvency practitioner to assist in this process."

The festival, in its 19th year, rebranded itself as "CC14" following a break last year when its future was in doubt. …

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