Previously the main investor of Woodstock 50 announced that the festival was off because they didn’t think they could put on “an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name while also ensuring the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees.”
Well, the organizers of the festival shot down its cancellation and told people the festival was still on. TMZ says that organizers are now accuser that former main investor, Denstu, from stealing funds and sabotaging the festival. Oh bitch, what organizers are going to want to do is start collecting footage so they can create a Netflix documentary that paints them and the people involved in a good light while throwing one specific person under the bus.
In the lawsuit, Woodstock 50 alleges that Dentsu shocked them when they pulled out abruptly from the festival citing “safety concerns”. Woodstock 50 says the only safety concern is Dentsu because they are thieving thieves who were never actually trying to plan a festival where kids drop hallucinogenics and have sex in muddy tents to loud electro-rock music they’ve never heard of–they just wanted to rob them!
They say Dentsu siphoned $17.8 million in festival funds and went on a campaign to ruin the festival by contacting agents for some of the performers to try to get them to drop out. No celebrities are mentioned by name, but potential performers included people like: Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, Dead & Company, and Carlos Santana.
Woodstock 50 says that Dentsu told the artists that the festival was off but:
“Implied to them that they’d try to get them a spot at a 2020 Olympics event … which Dentsu is sponsoring.”
This a music festival heist! You steal the money and you steal the talent! Damn. “That’s showbiz,” I guess. Woodstock 50 promises that the music festival is still on and they are suing Dentsu to recover the money they allegedly stole. They posted a thanks to any supporters who exist:
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Previously, Dentsu told TMZ:
“As financial partner, we had the customary rights one would expect to protect a large investment. After we exercised our contractual right to take over, and subsequently, cancel the festival, we simply recovered the funds in the festival bank account, funds we originally put in as a financial partner. Further, tickets cannot go on sale for an event prior to obtaining a mass gathering permit, which has still not been granted. And we stand by original statement made last week.”
That is a new one. “We were the partners so we just took the money back.” Girl! That’s not how it works!
I think someone needs to look up who is running Dentsu. Someone needs to make sure it’s not just Ja Rule in a Scooby-Doo monster costume trying to finally have a successful music festival.
Pic: Woodstock 50