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Tokyo Rocks to be rescheduled later this year, says organiser

By | Published on Monday 22 April 2013

Tokyo Rocks

Recently cancelled Japanese festival Tokyo Rocks will be rescheduled for later this year, organisers have said. As previously reported, the festival, which featured a line-up of British and Japanese artists co-curated by Alan McGee, was due to take place next month. However, late last month it was announced that “management problems” meant that organisers were forced to cancel and had begun issuing refunds to ticketholders.

Festival producer Takashi Yano told CMU: “Unfortunately the festival was badly let down by some business associates in Japan which directly resulted in the cancellation. I cannot express enough my extreme disappointment in the circumstances surrounding the situation and the upset this caused both the artists and people due to attend”.

He continued: “However, after hearing rumour after rumour I would like to make it clear that Tokyo Rocks still has complete confidence from its financial backers and will return later this year with a promotions team who we have complete faith in to do the job. I also cannot offer my thanks enough to the people involved in the festival – both in Tokyo and the UK – who remain, as I, committed to delivering an amazing experience for people of Japan”.