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Midtfyns Festival Files Bankruptcy, Cancels Event

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Midtfyns Festival, one of Denmark’s oldest and largest open air music fests, has filed bankruptcy and cancelled this year’s event, scheduled for June 22-26, due to soft ticket sales. Alicia Keys, Beth Hart, Blondie, Faithless, Cardigans, Air and several Danish acts were to perform.

According to organizers, only 4,666 tickets were sold as of June 6; 14,000 sold tickets were need to break even.

The festival was sold in December 2003 to Knud Bjerre, also the organizer of Skive Beachparty and several other open air concerts in Denmark.

Organizers of Denmark’s Roskilde Festival, set for July 1-4, have offered ticket holders of the cancelled Midftyns event, free admission to the July 4 show. – Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner