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Wherstead: Future of Harvest at Jimmy’s festival ‘safe’ despite organiser ceasing trading

PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 October 2011

The Harvest at Jimmy's festival

The Harvest at Jimmy's festival

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A TOP music and food festival in Suffolk will continue next year despite the company that has organised the event ceasing trading, it was pledged last night.

Staff at Jimmy’s Farm said they were “somewhat surprised” to hear that Big Wheel Promotions, which has run the Harvest at Jimmy’s Festival over the past three years, was no longer trading.

But they said the festival had reached the end of its three-year contract with Big Wheel and would be looking for a new organiser for the future of the two-day event, held in September.

Gerald Krasner, a partner at Begbies Traynor corporate restructing firm, confirmed Big Wheel had ceased trading and said it was seeking to reach a Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA) with its creditors.

“I have written to the creditors to ask for their claims and proposals are being put together as we speak,” he said.

“The directors are not walking away and leaving everybody high and dry – they are seeking to put together money to make a contribution to creditors’ losses.”

A spokesperson for Jimmy’s Farm said: “We are somewhat surprised to hear this as they [Big Wheel] run a number of successful events including Alex James Presents Harvest and numerous comedy festivals. Their three-year contract with us has expired meaning that the festival will continue next year with a different organiser. It will undoubtedly be bigger and better.”

Harvest at Jimmy’s began in 2009, combining top names from the world of music and food at the farm at Wherstead, near Ipswich, run by television star Jimmy Doherty.

Thousands of people have attended the family festival each year, with many camping on site over the weekend. Last month’s event was a 20,000 sell-out.

Big Wheel, based in London, introduced a sister festival to Harvest at Jimmy’s this year, run at a farm belonging to Alex James, of the rock band Blur, in Oxfordshire.

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