Dear AREA 4 fans,
“It wasn’t an easy decision”, confirms Jasper Barendregt, Head of Festivals at FKP Scorpio. “But for some years now the AREA 4 festival was always in the red. Looking at the attendace figure, the relation of an ambitious line-up, good infrastructure and affordable ticket-prices, the finances were borne by the promoter.” To be break even, there had to be at least 3.000 to 5.000 more visitors every year.
“Northrhine-Westfalia is the most-populated area in Germany and therefore favoured by many promoters. There are so many festivals, open-air-concerts and other big events, it’s hard to carry something through”, says Andreas Möller of Konzertbüro Schoneberg, who organizes the AREA 4 together with FKP Scorpio.
The saddest part of this decision is to let down all the visitors and fans, who came for so many years and had hoped for another AREA 4. Please be sure that we tried everything and turned every rock to find another solution than this. But seeing the plain numbers – there isn’t one.
We – the staff of Konzertbüro Schoneberg and FKP Scorpio – thank you all from the bottom of our hearts! Without you, your enthusiasm and your support, the AREA 4 wouldn’t have been the AREA 4!