Got this in an email today, next event looks good!!...
Firstly we would like to apologise for the Valentines Showcase having to be cancelled on Saturday 15th February 2003. We apologise to all our customers for the short notice. The event was officially cancelled on Thursday 13th February 2003 at 6.30 pm. Sidewinder did everything physically possible to notify people of the cancellation ie by text messages, emails, radio news and notifying all outlets to stop selling tickets. This proved to be very successful with only a hand full of people turning upto the event, however we hope to God that this never happens again.
The Valentines Showcase was a big turning point for the UK Garage scene, it was a big gamble but also for the best. The response we received for this event proved to be massive which makes it even more disappointing. At the stage the event was cancelled the entire Sanctuary production and outside security procedures had been erected, therefore the consequential losses Sidewinder has encountered has been very damaging, so therefore we again ask you for your continual support for the future and better times to get through this point in time.
The Valentines event was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances relative specifically to the particular date of the event. The wellbeing of our audience has always and will continue to be a priority to The Sanctuary and Sidewinder. Therefore Sidewinder shall continue to hold UK Garage events at the Sanctuary Music Arena. Ticket holders from this event may have a full refund by returning the ticket to their ticket outlet. If you booked a hotel and/or a mini bus, train ticket or limousine for the Valentines event and have lost your deposit, please send a copy to Sidewinder PO Box 6466, Towcester, NN12 8YW with full details and your contact address and telephone number in order that we can compensate you in some way. However, tickets for this cancelled event will be valid for the next Sidewinder UK Garage 4th Birthday event at The Sanctuary Music Arena on Saturday 12th April 2003 when they will be deemed to be VIP tickets. As a special PAYBACK for all those disappointed people from the Valentines event, Sidewinder is offering to give every person entering the April event an exclusive Pay Back Martin Larner cd worth £10.00 (only available at this event). Also on the night we are offering to give away 2 Tickets to the sell out Eninem Concert on Saturday 21st June 2003 @ the Bowl, Milton Keynes. To enter this you must fill in your name and address on the back of the ticket stub on entering the event. There will be one lucky winner drawn out of a hat on stage at 3am, so if you want to win please make sure you are in the main arena to collect your prize otherwise the next stub drawn will win. Sidewinder will also be giving away free horns and whistles on the night and also the infamous Social Circles record label shall be giving away their latest releases.
Sidewinder will be celebrating four very successful years on Saturday 12th April @ Sanctuary Milton Keynes in conjunction with Club Liberty’s 5th Birthday with a similar Valentines Showcase line up of the leading UK Garage artists you expect from a Sidewinder event. Sidewinder has grown from strength to strength in such a short time. This has only happened due to your support, support from the artists, support from the Industries media and a dedicated team at Sidewinder HQ. Thank you everybody, we hope we all can make the UK Garage scene bigger and better!!!
We are continually working to make our events as safe and enjoyable as possible, so if you like causing trouble then Sidewinder is not the place for you!!!!!!!!