People who bought tickets for the 2020 Escape music festival have been assured the event will go ahead in the future by new organisers who have taken over the running of the event.

Excitement was at fever pitch in June 2019 when it was announced that Escape Into The Park would be making a comeback at its home at Swansea's Singleton Park.

From 1995 to 2011, the event created a decade of memories for a generation of people from Swansea and beyond, and in many ways defined an era which was renowned for the emergence of dance music and the culture which went with it.

Many clamoured for tickets, costing between £70 and £100 for a day, as soon as they went on sale for the festival, which was billed as Escape 2520 due to the fact the city's legendary nightclub of the same name would have been 25 years old this year.

But since then, many have grown anxious over the lack of updates and no sign of the line-up being announced.

And that anxiety among ticket holders has been heightened in the light of the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen all mass gathering events banned, and the discovery on Companies House that an application to strike off Escape 2520 Limited was made on March 17 by Jonathan Wignall, who planned to run the event.

But Mr Wignall has explained that he is no longer behind the event, and decided to transfer the running of it to entrepreneur Paul Ragan back in February following a period of ill health.

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"I had a period of ill health and I'm 53 and it was not for me anymore," Mr Wignall said.

"I found a company that wanted to do it and signed it over to them.

"This event will go ahead in the future, when depends on Covid-19.

"The whole event has been passed on, I sold them all domains and contracts.

"What they said to me was it was felt Escape 2520 did not make sense so that name does not need to trade on."

Mr Ragan assured ticket holders the event will be going ahead, adding that a more detailed announcement would be imminent.

He said: "We are going to be honouring all tickets and if people can't attend the new date we will be offering refunds as part of a goodwill measure to make sure people are not put out of pocket.

"We've made a huge effort to make sure the line up is very strong. It is a revised event and an announcement is imminent.

"People will be very happy in terms of the line up. It is quite a nostalgic event."