London Pleasure Gardens confirm administration, owe staff money

Following yesterday’s story that London Pleasure Gardens – a.k.a. the site of this year’s Bloc debacle – had been forced into administration, the venue have confirmed the news.

A statement on the LPG website reads thus: “It is with great sadness that London Pleasure Gardens Ltd has been placed into administration. We will issue more information within the next few days but would like to thank everyone who has supported us and our vision. The LPG team are working with the administrators to ensure the current situation is dealt with in the best possible way.

“Robert James Harding and Lee Antony Manning, partners in Deloitte were appointed Joint Administrators of London Pleasure Gardens Limited (“the Company”) on 3 August 2012. The affairs, business and property of the Company are managed by the Joint Administrators. The Joint Administrators act as agents of the Company and contract without personal liability. All Insolvency Practitioners of Deloitte LLP are licensed in the UK. If you require any further information please contact James Howie on 020 7007 2216.”

On top of this, if you head to the London Pleasure Gardens Facebook page, several people are claiming to have not been paid money that they’re owed by Pleasure Gardens for work on the venue.

This July, Bloc threw their highest profile festival to date at London Pleasure Gardens, with what appears to be a combination of factors (venue, promoter and ticketing company all at fault, if not the police also) contributing to an overcrowded, understaffed event. Baselogic, the company behind Bloc, have since gone into administration.

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