After having just announced the act lineup for Rock the Bells in Washington, D.C. this weekend, it looks like festival organizers are cancelling the shows due to poor ticket sales.
According to the Washingon City Paper, representatives from RFK Stadium where Rock the Bells in Washington, D.C. was scheduled at have confirmed that the shows have been cancelled for September 28 and September 29. Ticketmaster has also removed ticket sale options from Rock the Bells in New York, which was scheduled for October 4 and October 5 at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
As of press time, Rock the Bells have not released a statement regarding the cancelled shows.
everyone trying to be rock the bells end up losing money on their festivals and also jeopardize rock the bells itself. aka no one wins.— Karlie Hustle (@THEkarliehustle) September 26, 2013
Rock the Bells in DC and NY was cancelled...smdh. Still gotta non-refundable flight to DC this weekend. At least... http://t.co/eEfSb08sKB— Dame (@MrFunkVolume) September 26, 2013
UPDATE: In a press release from Guerilla Union, organizers of Rock the Bells, founder Chang Weisberg confirms a lack of ticket sales is the cause behind the festival's cancellation.
"First and foremost, it is with great sadness and disappointment that we must cancel the Washington, DC and New York City Rock the Bells dates due to lack of ticket sales," Weisberg states. "It’s extremely unfortunate that we can’t complete the last half of the 10th Anniversary Rock the Bells tour. We did everything in our power to save the show. Unfortunately, the financial loss would have been devastating."
Full refunds on tickets purchased will be honored at the location they were bought. For more information, head to Rock the Bells' official website.
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