The MBay Megafest scheduled for 2 June 2012 was cancelled due to poor ticket sales along with the headline artists complaining that they had not received or only had received 50% of their appearance fees and and and a litany of other finger pointing that will go on for a while.
The bottom line is that Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay cannot afford another embarrassment like this again.
This is what people on Twitter had to say about the cancellation:
Plug pulled on Ludacris Port Elizabeth gig http://t.co/gq3GwoOsabout 5 hours ago via webRetweetFavorite
Mbay festival organizers are aware of the negative media statements urge the public to not panic but keep looking out for updates from usabout 2 hours ago via webRetweetFavorite
MBay Mega Fest…Eish!about 4 hours ago via webRetweetFavorite
just learnt that they cancelled the mbay mega festival when i only just found out about it today.about 1 hour ago via UberSocial for BlackBerryRetweetFavorite
Come to think of it le Megafest wasn’t advertised well anyone yazi, going to NMMU creating hype a week before the concert is nonsenseabout 4 hours ago via UberSocial for BlackBerryRetweetFavorite
So it has been cancelled. Megafest not happening because Ludacris, Ne-Yo and Shaggy still “owed millions”… Sad. I was looking to see Luda!about 1 hour ago via webRetweetFavorite
Ticket sales would not have covered the costs of the Megafest. They can’t blame the public. For starters,… http://t.co/8rJaXVB2about 1 hour ago via FacebookRetweetFavorite
http://t.co/BLStxYqc: MBay Mega Festival: The MBay Mega Festival is a brand supported by Zeranza… http://t.co/Xi67L8oN19 May 2012 10:08 am via GoogleRetweetFavorite
Oh yeah! #Word! RT @linghama786: @NeYoCompound hey there, can’t wait to see you in Port Elizabeth on the 2nd … http://t.co/GKmsLXi7about 4 hours ago via UberSocial for BlackBerryRetweetFavorite
RIDIC. I don’t blame performers 4 never coming here. RT @TimesLIVE: Plug pulled on Ludacris Port Elizabeth gig http://t.co/s3MJXZyJabout 4 hours ago via UberSocial for BlackBerryRetweetFavorite
@MyPE The rest of Port Elizabeth is just as disappointed!!!about 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhoneRetweetFavorite