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Legal action to follow over cancelled music festival

2014-09-18 13:14

Cape Town – Event organisers on Thursday cancelled the TribeOne music festival citing conflict with the City of Tshwane which has now resulted in legal action, reports Business Day.

The TribeOne festival was set to take place in Cullinan on 26, 27 and 28 September 2014 and would’ve featured international acts Nicki Minaj, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Kid Ink and J Cole.

Organisers Rockstar 4000 posted a statement on the TribeOne festival’s Facebook page on Thursday saying "site preparation and related infrastructure development required to host the Festival, being the responsibility of the CoT, fell behind schedule to a material extent, such that it was no longer realistically possible to stage and deliver the Festival to the scale and quality that the organizers had always planned. (sic)"

According to Business Day, the City of Tshwane is shocked by the "unilateral decision" by Rockstar 4000, led by Sony Music Entertainment Africa, to cancel the festival and said that they will be taking them to court to force them to continue with the festival.

The City of Tshwane claims they delivered everything they were supposed to. According to them they have provided the necessary infrastructure to the open space where the festival is suppose to take place in the form of water supply, roads and electricity.

A Sony Music spokesperson told Channel24 that they can’t comment at this stage as "this matter is currently the subject of legal proceedings".

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