Northumberland MP to continue fight for Sir Tom Jones concert refunds

Sir Tom Jones concert at Alnwick pastures. Picture by Jane Coltman

Sir Tom Jones concert at Alnwick pastures. Picture by Jane Coltman

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Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has said she will continue to push for Sir Tom Jones concert refunds, after one of the companies that sold tickets for the disastrous Alnwick gig has confirmed it cannot give money back.

Angry concert-goers have been calling for compensation after the Welsh legend’s Pastures show was cut short earlier this month following a power failure.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan'. Picture by Jane Coltman

Anne-Marie Trevelyan'. Picture by Jane Coltman

But yesterday, Ticketmaster, which was one of the companies selling tickets for the concert – organised by Loose Cannon Events – confirmed that it will not be offering refunds for the show.

After hearing the news, Anne-Marie, who has been pushing for refunds for those who attended the gig, said: ”I have written to Ticketmaster and others again this week setting out why we disagree so strongly with Loose Cannon’s questionable assessment that the concert ‘reached maturity’, since the concert performance started 45 minutes late and failed to complete.

“I will continue to push for some refunds for show-goers and I understand that health and safety issues are also being investigated.”

The other ticket agent, Skiddle.com, and Loose Cannon, were both unavailable when the Gazette tried to contact them yesterday afternoon.

Skiddle previously told the Gazette it could only promote refunds once the organisers agree a way forward, but could not comment on holding back funds.

Alnwick Castle, which hired out the Pastures to Loose Cannon, has been pushing for compensation for those who attended the event. A spokeswoman added: “We sold tickets and we are holding on to this money until Loose Cannon clarifies its position on compensation.”