Music fans were left disappointed at the weekend after yet another failed festival in Nelson Mandela Bay.
People who bought tickets for the eMandulo Cultural and Music Festival are demanding refunds for the cancelled Uitenhage show.
Event organiser Mvuzo Mtyhobile told the artists who were meant to perform only after 8pm on Saturday that the event had been cancelled.
However, on Sunday, he promised those who had bought tickets that they would be refunded.
“People who bought tickets can go to Shoprite and get a full refund for the tickets they bought,” Mtyhobile said.
By 7.30pm on Saturday there was still no stage or sound equipment for the festival, which was meant to have started at 2pm, at the Uitenhage Central Fields.
By then, cars lined Lower Drostdy Street and patrons already inside had started singing struggle songs as there was no music to keep them entertained.
Taking to social media, those who had bought tickets wrote on the festival’s Facebook page demanding answers.
Lee Kiviet wrote: “We are here since 3.30pm and the stage is not even here. We want our money [back].”
Pumeza Meza said she was disgusted by what was happening.
“Can someone man up and tell us what is happening,” she wrote.
“The organisers have undermined the people of Uitenhage and surrounding areas.”
Furious concertgoer Zoleka Mizu Mntanga wrote: “What’s happening here now is bulls**t.
“It’s 5.11pm but there’s no stage — nothing.
“Please, I need my refund now.”
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