It is with the heaviest of hearts that we must announce that Spring Classic 2024 is cancelled. We have tried everything to avoid this outcome but have been unable to find a solution – to say we are devastated is an understatement. We have poured our hearts, souls and personal finances into the event. The pressure of trying to deliver an independent festival which the local area could be proud of has been something we have tried our best to deliver on.
From our perspective, the festival was as good as it could be despite having a number of things against us, namely the cost of living crisis, ongoing effects of covid and brexit, increased supplier and artists costs, broader macroeconomic situation, and local challenges. But, over the last few months of hard work planning our return this summer it has become clear that the costs of running the event have continued to increase dramatically since our launch and a combination of all these factors make it unviable to deliver the Spring Classic to the standard you have all come to expect.
We are eternally grateful to everyone who has booked tickets already, and you have been emailed with your options.
This is not a decision we have made lightly and we have explored every avenue possible to welcome you back in 2024.
We want to take this moment to thank the National Trust and those in the local community that welcomed us into the amazing location that we called home. And for those of you who joined us for those two special years we hope that the good times and sunsets we all enjoyed will stay in your memory for many years to come.
We hope to return to the heart of North Devon at some point in the future, but for now we will hold onto those thoughts as we plan our next steps.
With love and respect, Spring Classic Team