All ticket holders will be refunded before Christmas.
Indiependence has announced it will not be returning to Mitchelstown in 2021, ending a 15-year run in the town and leaving the music festival without a venue for now.
Announcing the news on social media this morning, the team behind the event, which began in Mitchelstown’s New Square in 2006, said they are “devastated” over the decision but could “see no other option”.
“We are sad to announce that the fifteen-year relationship between Indiependence and Mitchelstown is at an end and INDIE will not return to Mitchelstown in 2021,” they said in a statement.
“This is a situation we hoped would never arise but we have been left with no other option. We have taken the decision to protect the ticket holder funds and ensure that everyone is refunded in time for Christmas.”
“We have had fourteen INDIE Festivals in Mitchelstown starting with three in the square way back in 2006. We have seen the best of Irish and International talent come to our town over the years; we sang, we danced and at times we cried.
We are devastated to have to announce this but unfortunately we find ourselves with no other choice. pic.twitter.com/j0CBBOTvUl
— INDIE (@Indie_pendence) October 29, 2020
“However, this is not the end of Indiependence, we are looking to the future, to something new, unfortunately, we cannot do that in Mitchelstown in the foreseeable future.”
The festival, which saw 12,000 revellers descend on the town last year, boosting the local economy by more than €5m, has welcomed a diverse range of performers over the years, from Bastille and Lewis Capaldi to Primal Scream, Manic Street Preachers and Tom Odell.
If you purchased tickets online, you will receive a refund in the coming weeks. Customers who purchased tickets from a retail outlet can email [email protected] to arrange a refund.