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Grassroots Festival Cancelled

Grassroots Festival Cancelled

Thursday 10th March, 2011 1:38PM

There will be no scissor-lift action by Grace Jones just outside of Auckland this year, as Grassroots Festival has been cancelled. Put down to the halt of normal life by all New Zealanders as a result of the devastating earthquake in Christchurch last month, patrons are welcome to return to their point of sale for a full refund. Press release follows:

Chugg Entertainment today announces with great disappointment, that the inaugural GrassRoots Festival scheduled for two days over the Easter weekend; Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April, will regrettably be cancelled.

Since the devastating earthquakes in Christchurch, and the consequential standstill with which the entire country has come to, the very difficult decision has been made to cancel the event. We do not feel right seeking real media coverage for the festival while the country is so affected by this terrible disaster.

In its first year, promoters felt it vital to preserve the brand for future opportunities and do not wish to see the high calibre of acts playing to a crowd any smaller than they deserve, due to unfortunate timing and circumstance.

At a time when several other major tours are cancelling around New Zealand, we feel it important to try and give people space to deal with the most urgent issues at hand and recover.

Patrons are asked to return to their point of purchase to receive a full refund.

GrassRoots upholds a firm belief in environment and appreciates the power but also the futility of music in the face of true adversity. We endeavour to return in 2012 at a time when recovery and revival are in full swing and the country is back on its feet.

In the meantime, our hearts go out to all of those affected by this fateful disaster.

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