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Apology and Refund After Music Festival Cultureland Moves Last Minute

This move caused closing act Jhene Aiko to withdraw.

Singer Jhene Aiko performs America The Beautiful prior to Super Bowl LVI between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California.
Singer's girlfriend Jhene Aiko before Super Bowl LVI Play America the Beautiful. Los Angeles his Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals at his SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA on February 13, 2022. Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox /Getty Images

Mismanaged Cultureland Last Weekend Festival organizers — 'Canada's Biggest Afro-Fusion Weekend' — not only apologized, but promised a refund.

The first event she was scheduled to take place in Markham on August 6-7, but at the last minute she was changed to Ajax on the second day, resulting in a series of Event has been canceled.

In a statement released on their social media accounts late Monday, the festival said in part: "First and foremost, we sincerely apologize to all participants."

Later in their statement, they said:

Cultureland changed venues Saturday night from the Markham Fairgrounds to the Ajax Downs Racecourse, pulling away the biggest name Jenny his icon who was due to end the two-day event. rice field.

The statement states:

In a statement, the festival said on the first day of the festival, "Soundcheck delays, combined with an unexpected heat wave, and a shortage of staff delayed entries for the first day.

Subsequently, a "misunderstanding" with Markham Fairgrounds forced the organizers to move the event to Ajax Downs, according to a statement.

The two venues are approximately 30 minutes from each other.

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"As we move forward with changing the venue rather than simply canceling the event, we still hope to be able to respond and provide , made a bad decision. Even if we are short on resources, we will show it in a short notice like this, ”said the organizers.

"This was in no way to keep your money, but to find a way to deliver the performance you expected." “We also apologized for failing to give all festival-goers a proper update that Fireboy DML, Stonebwoy, Kamo Mphela and LoJay will not be able to attend due to ongoing visa and routing issues.”

jstevenson@postmedia.com

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