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Tom Jones fans demand a refund after gig is cut short

By Tom Wilkinson

Furious fans of Sir Tom Jones have demanded their money back after a concert costing up to £95 a ticket was cut short.

Promoters of the outdoor concert at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, on Saturday night blamed an "unforeseen major technical issue", but people at the gig took to social media to say it ended early because of a second power cut. People had paid £45 for tickets, with the VIP section costing £95, but were not allowed to bring in food or drink. And when the power failed, they said they had to make their way out of the field in darkness.

Fans said Sir Tom sang some of his hits but could not perform his full set when the power failed.

Event organisers Loose Cannon wrote a brief statement on their Facebook page, which said: "This evening's performance with Tom Jones was unexpectedly cut short as a result of an unforeseen major technical issue.

"This is currently being investigated, and we hope to be able to provide further information as and when it becomes available."

In response, Phil Mawson from Seaham, County Durham, wrote on the Loose Cannon page: "I'm afraid technical issues doesn't cover it."

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