Many Out Of Pocket As MK Prosecco & Balls Cancelled

8 December 2017, 09:22

Prosecco and balls Milton Keynes

MK party-goers are among hundreds across the UK who have been struggling to get refunds, after promoters mysteriously cancelled a "Prosecco and Balls" night.

MK party-goers are among hundreds across the UK who have been struggling to get refunds, after promoters mysteriously cancelled a "Prosecco and Balls" night.

A giant ball pit equipped with a Prosecco bar - what more could you ask for! Or so many Facebookers in MK thought...

A lot of them marked themselves 'going' to the event at Unit Nine in the city...But were left upset and confused when the organisers, Prime Live Limited, put out this statement:

Their words read: "It is with deep regret that we are forced to cancel all upcoming prosecco and balls events. As a company it was our intention to bring this fantastic concept to a number of UK cities and provide a fun and entertaining day for all those in attendance.

"Around 2-3 months ago a hate group was formed against the company by a small group of disgruntled customers who believed our events weren't up to their expectations and made threats to damage any future events unless we adhere to some extreme negotiations...

"As a company Prime Live Group LTD have invested £10,000's into all our upcoming events and therefore we will be looking to recover this over time through the sale of all the companies assets.

"...it seems simple rumours and bullying tactics have forced us to cease trading as a company and seek advice from an insolvency agency."

Heart found, and asked to join, this alleged hate group - called "Day Of The Dead - IT'S A SCAM." It was set up by Pauline Squire, who had been to a Prime Live Group event before.

She told us: "My friends and I bought tickets to what we thought was going to be a huge Day of the Dead festival. It was publicised as being equal to the famous event in Mexico - with pinatas, acrobats, candy skulls, confetti cannon and food.

"So we'd spent a lot of money on costumes and travel. We were really looking forward to this big night out.

"When we got to the venue, they held us in a separate room for an extra hour. They told us they'd only had thirty minutes to set up the festival room, because there were bands still playing.

"They only had two candy skulls, a DJ and an LED screen saying 'Day Of The Dead' - it was a rave, playing rave music, and nothing like the festival we'd been sold. I started to realise I'd wasted my money."

Pauline told us the private group, that has more than 460 members, was set up as a forum to help people get their money back - as reports rolled in that similar advertised Day of the Dead events, by Prime Live Group, had been cancelled without notice.

She added: "Then it moved on to Prosecco and Balls. It was the same promoters, advertising in the same way that had drawn us in."

Claire bought tickets for the Milton Keynes' Prosecco event for herself and some friends:

"We were just gutted when we found that the company had gone bust and we were going to lose our money AND our mums day out that we had been planning for so long."

Prime Live Group Limited is registered to an address on Wood Street in Liverpool. It was established on August 31, 2017 and is listed on Companies House as 'Active.'

Their Facebook statement declared: "The police already are currently looking to prosecute various members of this hate group as comments of suicide, forced entry into personal properties and violence towards staff members have been made."

Heart has contacted Merseyside Police, who have informed us this is now a civil matter.

We have also contacted Prime Live Group directly, and is awaiting their response.

In a recent development, venue Unit Nine say they will still hold the Prosecco and Balls event, independent of the promoters.

On their Facebook page they state:

"As a venue and small independent business, we do not want to see any of our potential customers lose their money. So - we are going to put on the event ourselves!!!

Those who have already bought tickets.. you will have received an email from us. We just need you to confirm you'd still like to attend. We won't be charging you anymore to attend.. the promoter has taken your money.. so it is only fair that we do our best to acknowledge your ticket."