Heatwave Festival liquidators are suing D12 for $35,475.73 after the American rap group failed to make their scheduled appearance at the now defunct music festival. In January of this year D12 was expected to play Heatwave but missed the travelling festival’s South Australian leg after reportedly missing their flight.
The Dirty Dozen then went on to miss another three dates and Heatwave were forced to replace the Detroit outfit with DJ act Bombs Away. Now, as reported by The Music Network, liquidators Tim Mableson and Martin Lewis are attempting to sue D12 for breach of contract, as read in the following excerpt from Lewis and Mableson’s claim:
On or around November 2, 2011, the defendants entered into an agreement with Heatwave’s organisers (and) were paid two instalments of $US18,000.
The defendants failed to perform at three of the festivals, in breach of the agreement. (We) are entitled to a refund of the total monies paid.
Heatwave promoters declared the festival insolvent after a series of disasters, such as failing to secure a liquor licence for its Melbourne show, cancelling their Perth date and continuing to advertise D12 after the act had been removed from the bill, led to the Office Of Fair Trading forcing promoters to offer refunds.