The BBC has been hit by yet another summer gig fiasco, with the cancellation of LIVERPOOL‘s MUSIC LIVE event, featuring RUN DMC, PUBLIC ENEMY and ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION, which was due to take place on May 29.
Promoters Liverpool City Council pulled the plug on the show on Monday (May 8), blaming poor ticket sales.
Briefs for the 25,000-capacity concert at the city’s King’s Dock cost #15 each. A spokesperson was unable to clarify how many had been sold.
In addition to headliners Public Enemy, other acts lined up to play included Run DMC, Asian Dub Foundation and drum ‘n’ bass outfit Chrome. Space had also originally been on the bill, but had to pull out due to recording commitments.
In a statement issued today (May 10), Music Live Festival Manager Mike Gibbons said: “We are very disappointed that Liverpool City Council had to make the decision to cancel the concert, which would have been a spectacular event and which we were looking forward to showcasing on television.
“However, it is apparent that ticket sales were not as good as had been hoped, and therefore we completely understand their decision.”
This latest live event embarrassment follows last week’s announcement by Travis that they were pulling out of the BBC‘s Top Of The Pops Live gig, also on May 29.
Refunds for the Liverpool Music Live show are available from the point of sale.