Fundraising event Twestival postponed after lack of tech support

| 5th Sep 13

A Twitter-based fundraising event, the London Twestival, which was due to be held this Monday has been postponed. Twestival began in 2009 and in 2011 raised £370,000 from charities across the globe.

According to, the cancellation was due to poor ticket sales and lack of support from the tech community.

The organisers said: “While we had worked our socks off to create a really exciting evening full of fun to raise money for BeatBullying, ticket sales have been surprisingly slow. There has also been an unfortunate lack of support from the wider tech community in terms of sponsorship funds and to help us publicise and promote the event to a wider audience.” 

“We will now be regrouping to find another suitable date in the calendar before 2013 is at an end – and we hope you will then come and join us to #PlayFair in aid of the great work BeatBullying does for young people.”