Sydney pub and live music venue The Bald Faced Stag has come under fire for allegedly not paying its artists.
As The Music report, the owners Marvan Hotels have been forced to remove Ulladulla Property Services Ltd after it supposedly became apparent that management had not paid bands that had played the venue.
A source from the venue has claimed that International band The Dillinger Escape Plan are owed $40,000 and Aussie band The Peep Temple are owed $10,000 after playing a gig at the Leichhardt venue last October.
Bands who have played the venue over the past 10 months, “have been left chasing the pre-sale ticket money,” according to the source. A number of local artists are also chasing performance fees although the source is not aware of “specific figures”.
“…As far as we are concerned the fact there is outstanding amounts to artists is completely unacceptable and not how The Bald Faced Stag has done business.”
A statement from Marvan Hotels provided to The Music adds, “It’s of concern that Ulladulla Property Services did not meet its obligations to suppliers and particularly bands who are the lifeblood of the venue.”
The venue will remain open and at this point all live shows will go ahead. The venue will be run by its landlord who had previously been in control of managing the hotel between 2015 and 2017.
They assure that they will continue to support the live music industry in the future.