Statement regarding XTC Convention
Update following the announcement that the XTC Convention would no longer be held at the STEAM Museum, in light of guidance for the national period of mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Published: Friday, 16th September 2022
Councillor Matty Courtliff, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Heritage, Leisure and Town Centre Experience, said: “This was not a decision we took lightly and was considered very carefully against the guidance for the national period of mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“In light of many other music events being cancelled across the country and the huge outpouring of emotion currently being expressed at a time of local and national grief, we did not feel it was appropriate to host an event featuring live or recorded music up until midnight so close to the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen.
“I appreciate some people may find this decision disappointing and I regret any inconvenience that has arisen for the organisers, attendees and local businesses who were supporting the event.”