Movement Festival organisers have today revealed that the hip hop festival has been cancelled. Niche Productions and Live Nation have announced the festival has been called off largely due to the cancellation of international acts 2Chainz and Angel Haze.
After the artist cancellations, which included Angel Haze being replaced with Aussie viral star Iggy Azalea, Movement Festival last week downsized its venues in all but one market. For these reasons, would-be festival-goers began to complain that Movement Festival was no longer the event that they originally paid for.
Live Nation and Niche Productions expressed their regret that Movement Festival has been cancelled. The official press release notes the producers’ intentions to give Australian fans a successful hip hop event but now it seems that, unfortunately, Movement Festival has now joined the list of troubled urban music festival in Australia, alongside Supafest and Heatwave
Read the full press release below, including instructions as to how to receive your refund.
Statement on Movement Festival Cancellation
“Live Nation and Niche Productions regret to advise that it has become necessary to cancel the inaugural Movement Festival, which was scheduled to take place in Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth next week.
Recent developments, including the withdrawal of Angel Haze (due to a clash in recording commitments) and more recently 2Chainz (due to Visa issues resulting from a pending unresolved court case) led to a change of venues in some markets, which has prompted patron feedback that the event no longer reflected what had been advertised.
Live Nation & Niche launched Movement with the intention of providing a well-organized, fully funded multi-artist Hip-hop and urban music festival, to overcome the disappointment that has occurred in the past due to event cancellations and talent withdrawals from similar events in recent years.
Despite their best endeavours, the producers have been unable to fulfill their commitment and as such it has been determined that the festival will not go ahead.
Those who have supported Movement by purchasing tickets will be provided with a full refund for their tickets.
Whilst this is a disappointing result, Live Nation and Niche view their commitment to deliver the events as advertised very seriously.
For all tickets booked online or by phone, the credit card used in the booking will automatically be refunded. Please allow up to 5 days to receive your refund. If the original credit card you used for the purchase has been cancelled or no longer valid please contact place of purchase.
If you made your booking at an outlet please return to the original outlet where the booking was made with your ticket(s) and credit card used to purchase in hand to obtain your refund. Refunds will only be provided to the original purchaser on presentation of photo ID.”