Insolvent Promoter Cancels Olly Murs UK Shows

Outdoor event promoter Stephen C Associates is going into liquidation and thus was forced to cancel two Olly Murs gigs in England – Exeter July 29 and Bournemouth Aug. 5.  

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Another event, Bournemouth Symphonic Orchestra’s Last Night of the Proms concert, scheduled for July 30 at the same Exeter venue, the Powderham Castle, had to be scrapped as well.

According to, some 40,000 people had bought tickets for both the Olly Murs and the BSO concert, which were priced up to £125.

Stephen C Associates informed fans that they were “not in a position to offer you a refund.

However, if you bought VIP packages with a credit card, you should contact your credit card company immediately and ask them to refund your money. If you have purchased your tickets through one of the nominated ticket agents you should contact them in the first instance.”

One of the ticket agents, Gigantic, has already sent out emails to customers, informing them that they would be refunded.

BH Live, an agent for the Olly Murs concert in Bournemouth, told the BBC that “it would contact those who bought tickets through them shortly to arrange a full refund.”

Olly Murs tweeted: “I’m so gutted for my fans in Exeter and Bournemouth. Although it’s out of my control I’m still so sorry and hope I can get to see you all soon!”

Charlie and AJ Courtenay, the Earl and Countess of Devon and owners of Powderham Castle, also released a statement: “We are so sorry for all those who booked tickets and were looking forward to a great night. While we cannot hope to make up for the disappointment of missing these shows, we are looking at ways to make a gesture for those who have bought tickets. We are considering various options to see what Powderham can do to for this enthusiastic audience. We will keep you posted.”