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    Tue, 08 Nov 2011 10:19:25

    Blur's Alex James Apologizes For Festival Bust - A promoter went belly up, leaving creditors tits up!

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    I'm sorry! So sorry! That's the word from Blur's Alex James, who issued a public apology after the company which was staging a music and food festival at his farm in England went belly up and left seven figures worth of debt and a batch of angry creditors.

    WENN reports that James staged the event, dubbed Alex James Presents Harvest, at his country estate in the Cotswolds in September in conjunction with Big Wheel Promotions, and it featured performances from acts including KT Tunstall and The Kooks!

    The company has since ceased trading and jetted, leaving behind 100 creditors, including musical acts and a local primary school. James has issued an explanation and an apology over the matter.

    In a letter to creditors, James wrote: "I am appalled by Big Wheel's financial management of the festival held at my farm, which has left many out of pocket. Please be aware that I have no relationship with Big Wheel, beyond allowing them to stage the Harvest Festival at my farm and – regrettably – to use my name to stage the event. At no stage was there ever any indication that they would be unable to meet their costs. The news has come as a complete bolt from the blue (shock)." That's bad news. They left their creditors and the fest's namesake in the lurch. Bad business, for sure.

    Bum out. That shit is whack. Poor Alex James, having to answer for all this.

    What's your take on this mess?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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