Spectators furious as Toronto-area music festivals collapse – Toronto

TORONTO — Two Ontario music festivals collapsed over the weekend, leaving concertgoers furious and demanding refunds.

Ticket holders for the two-day Kultureland festival learned on Sunday that organizers had moved the show from its original venue in Markham Fairgrounds to Ajax Downs Racecourse, half an hour away.

The announcement was made via social media less than an hour before showtime.

Then several artists from Kultureland’s lineup dropped out of the R&B and Afro-fusion music festival without notice, including headliner Jhene Aiko. Kultureland representatives were unavailable for comment.

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Meanwhile, attendees at the Kingston Music Festival in North York, Ontario. posted videos of spectators rushing to the stage after knocking down the fence separating the general admission and VIP sections.

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Later, Jamaican musician Popcaan used his headliner to criticize event organizers.

Representatives for the Kingston Music Festival did not respond to requests for comment.

Ticket holders for both festivals took to social media to voice their complaints from the venue. Many of them demanded a refund and an explanation from the organizers.

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