This one’s going to rile a number of punters who’ll no doubt have splurged on tickets to this year’s Supafest specifically to see these two artists performing. Yes, two of the headlines of this year’s festivals, which kick off in Brisbane this weekend, have been removed from the bill.
Both P Diddy and Missy Elliot have been withdrawn from the line-up, with organisers citing a lack of ticket sales as the reason.
“The sales for Supafest 2012 have been steady and look like they will surpass last years attendances of 90,000, but in effect these numbers fall well short of the producers expectations to ensure commercial viability,” they said in this afternoon’s statement. “Consequently, this has forced them to slightly modifythis year’s event to ensure that Supafest carries on in years to come. Both P. Diddy and Missy are legends of this genre but with the inability to ensure the events future, drastic decisions had to be made to ensure the Festivals commercial viability. Paperchase are extremely disappointed P. Diddy and Missy Elliot won’t be joining the festival this year, but are hoping they can work with these legendary artists in the future.”
Still on the bill, however, are a number of top names including Kelly Rowland, Chris Brown, Big Sean, T-Pain, Naughty By Nature, Ice Cube, Trey Songz, Lupe Fiasco and US rapper Rick Ross. Ludacris is on the bill for both the Sydney and Brisbane events.
Supafest 2012 kicks off in Brisbane this Saturday.
April 14 : Brisbane (RNA Showgrounds)
April 15 : Sydney (ANZ Stadium)
April 21 : Melbourne (Showgrounds)
April 22 : Perth (Joondalup Arena)