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Childish Gambino offers free festival tickets to fans disappointed by DJ set

By | Published on Monday 5 October 2015

Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino has apologised to fans who were disappointed by a show in Newcastle, Australia, offering them free tickets to see him at a festival this weekend. Apparently led to believe they were seeing a full headline show from the rapper, ticket holders were instead treated to an “ensemble DJ set”.

Promoters at the Cambridge Hotel venue where the show took place were apparently equally surprised, saying in a statement afterwards: “To everyone who came to see Childish Gambino show last night we are as disappointed as all of you. We had the opportunity to present Childish Gambino to Newcastle in an intimate gig and we jumped at the chance as we aim to bring the best possible acts to Newcastle for music lovers. As seen last night, unfortunately we have no control over the acts performance once on stage”.

They added that the show had been “promoted in the exact same way as part of his current tour” and therefore had no reason to believe it would be anything different to other performances.

Gambino’s team refused to take responsibility for the mix up, but did say in an email to ticketholders: “Regardless of whose error in communication that was, Gambino’s team takes it very seriously when fans are disappointed”.

According to Music Feeds, the email then told fans that they could see Gambino performing live with a full band at this weekend’s Listen Out festival for free, which was nice of them, I suppose. Though that festival is over 100 miles away in Sydney.