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Third time unlucky for Travis Scott fans

World News
September 13, 2019


THE 35,000 sell-out crowd at one of the country’s oldest festivals showed their displeasure in no uncertain terms when it was announced the final act had cancelled.

Travis Scott was due to wrap up the 50th anniversary of three-day festival but pulled out the day before for reasons unknown.

Last-minute replacement Migos also failed to show, after their flight was delayed in Germany, causing fans to boo and hurl bottles in frustration.

“I am extremely annoyed that the performance of Travis Scott has gone like this. I would like to apologise to our audience, who had been waiting expectantly for this gig,” festival promoter Mikko Niemelä tells Audience. “I am extremely sad for the lack of respect towards the ones who are the artiste’s only real assets – the fans.”

Scott also pulled out of Finnish shows in 2016 and 2018.

The festival, which was held on the island of Ruissalo in Turku on 5-7 July, played host to The 1975, Future and Ellie Goulding. Tickets ranged from €109–199 ($122–$223).

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