Major acts pull out of festival

TALIA SHADWELL AND KIRSTY MCMURRAY
Last updated 13:44 05/12/2013
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NO LA DE DA: Katchafire won't play the Martinborough festival.

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Kiwi acts Katchafire and Kora have announced they will pull out of New Year's Eve festival La De Da.

The Martinborough festival includes American hip-hop heavyweight A$AP Rocky and Australian electronic act Flume among its line-up.

Much More Music Director Peter Campbell today confirmed his intentions to withdraw his acts. Instead, the two acts will play New Plymouth's Butlers Reef at New Year's Eve.

"To have to reorganise shows at this late stage, at the busiest time of year, not to mention the cost of a new venue, promotion, travel and accommodation, it's a last resort really."

He said the acts had been moved from the festival because of "unfulfilled contractual obligations" but would not elaborate further in case legal action was taken.

Campbell said he was extremely disappointed to have to pull the bands from the popular Martinborough festival.

La De Da organisers the Martinborough Experience could not be contacted.

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