Insane Clown Posse’s annual Gathering Of The Juggalos festival is reportedly struggling financially. According to The Southern, a number of creditors are complaining that they have not been paid in relation to services provided for this year’s edition of the festival, while others who have received cheques say that they’ve bounced. Debts are thought to reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Following reports, the duo’s label, Psychopathic Records, issued a statement to The Associated Press saying: “Putting on a five day music festival this ambitious is a very time consuming and expensive process. Unfortunately, in our attempt to provide the best possible event for our fans, expenses exceeded estimates and expectations, which we had not previously planned for. The company putting on the event, Juggalo Gathering Inc, has no intention of turning its back on these financial obligations and is in the process of preparing a plan to take care of all vendors. We thank all of our vendors for their understanding”.
Hard Rock International has confirmed that Hard Rock Calling, won’t take place in 2014. Held since 2006, the show was promoted as an alliance between the retro-rock café and Live Nation, and was originally based in Hyde Park, but moved this summer to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Following Hard Rock’s announcement, Live Nation issued a statement confirming that it is now seeking a new partner for its ‘Calling’ festival brand. In a Facebook post the live giant wrote: “Live Nation Entertainment notes today’s announcement by Hard Rock International, regarding their decision not to sponsor a rock music event in London in 2014. Following record ticket-demand and audience numbers at festivals this year, Live Nation is exploring new sponsorship partnerships for its highly successful ‘Calling‘ franchise”.
Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has revealed that more than a million people have registered to be in with a chance of getting tickets for next year’s Glastonbury Festival in an interview with Western Daily Press. Everyone who plans to the come the Festival over five full days from Wednesday 25th until Sunday 29th June 2014 must register, to be in with a chance of buying a ticket and registration must happen before Monday 30th September (when registration will close until after Sunday 6th October). Eavis said “Around one million people have already pre-registered. That’s a crazy number. I think people know the chances of getting a ticket are only around six to one but we have to make sure the tickets are apportioned fairly.” Read more at http://www.efestivals.co.uk/news/13/130919b.shtml#tTEhYzeSXrcOOMoS.99