House DJ, Mobi Dixon, took to Twitter to lambaste vandalism from fans after promoters failed to deliver at a Kimberly event that he was scheduled to appear at alongside Kwesta and a number of other artists.
The promoters didn’t deliver however I don’t condone this behavior! pic.twitter.com/FGyeAYzvG3— Mobi Dixon (@mobidixon) June 24, 2018
He went on to explain that he and the other artists were in Kimberley as scheduled but they just couldn't perform as they had not been paid their balance by the event promoters.
This was in Kimberly last night, promoters advertised an event and all artists including myself weren’t paid their balance— Mobi Dixon (@mobidixon) June 24, 2018
He went on to explain what seemed like a very badly organized event but maintained that he does not appreciate the position the fans put promoters in.
Another Twitter user shared footage of the damage done by fans. WATCH:
This is what happened after Kimberley people were informed that Kwesta couldn’t make it to some event that took place yesterday 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/BJJCNEpvKH— linkii, the connect 🥀✨ (@pulane_linkii) June 24, 2018
Speaking to The Juice, one of the organizers Graham Abrahams, Director of MIDSA cited administrative issues as the problem. It began when they lost their initial venue and introduced a middleman to fix the problem. They then struggled to get the specific paperwork back to their investor on time so they could not access the funds needed to pay the artists their balance.
“We lost around R1.3 or R4 million,” explained Graham, estimated based on damages as well as tickets that would have to be refunded.
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