UPDATED BREAKING NEWS - Bayside Festival Packs Up - Pavilion To Stage Local Live Music
10:29am 3rd August 2012
(Updated 12:59pm 3rd August 2012)
It's all over for Bayside Festival in Weymouth.
The music event behind the Pavilion has closed this morning after poor visitor numbers.
Organisers have failed to make enough money to keep it running, despite a big turn out for the Motown evening this week.
Store holders are packing up and bands who were due to be travelling down to perform are being told not to come.
The Pavilion will be putting on local live music in the Ocean Room from tomorrow night - for the rest of the Games. It will cost £1 to get in - but all acts are being asked to play for free.
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Chief Executive David Clarke said:
“The borough council is very disappointed for the company behind the Bayside Festival. The decision to close this single part of what is on offer in Weymouth at the moment is entirely a matter for the commercial operator of that site.
“People still have ten days to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience – the Olympics by the sea in Weymouth & Portland.
"Ben Ainslie and the most successful sailing team in Olympic history will be sailing for gold from this weekend and into next week
"Our free live site on Weymouth’s golden sands will be showing all the sailing and other Olympics action and the sports arena on the beach is getting rave reviews from people who are trying their hand at everything from rugby and kayaking to volleyball and sailing on Weymouth Beach.
"The live music and cultural events as part of the acclaimed Maritime Mix programme and amazing panoramic screenings in the ICCI360 Dome all continue.
"For all the information go to www.dorsetforyou.com/sailing2012 or follow us on twitter @sailing_2012”