Future Music Festival in Singapore Cancelled

FMFA 2015 in Singapore Cancelled

Future Music Festival Asia in Singapore has been cancelled, after its organisers failed to obtain a licence to run the show. FMFA 2015 was scheduled to be held on 13th Friday and 14th Saturday, March at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore. This follows the cancellation of the third day in Malaysia last year for FMFA 2014 after a series of problems and this time around the organisers are working extra hard to sooth the issues. 

In a post on the FMFA 2015 Facebook page, the group has apologised to festival-goers for the "inconvenience (they) have been put through" and said details on the refund would be made available on Monday (9th March 2015). 

To the visitors who have bought FMFA 2015 tickets, they will be given a full refund, said the organiser Livescape Singapore, adding that details will be given Monday evening. Livescape also said in a statement on Sunday;
“We are also aware of the many fans overseas that have made travel arrangements into Singapore for the festival. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience you’ve been put through,”
Future Music Festival Asia 2015 has sold about 15,000 of the 20,000 tickets available for the two-day festival and previously submitted applications for a public entertainment licence to the police in January and last month were both were rejected, with the Police citing "serious concerns" over potential drug abuse at the event. The company had also appealed to Singapore's Minister for Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean on Mar 3, but this too was also rejected. 

This was the official statement released by Livescape on their website to date;
The organisers of Future Music Festival Asia is aware of recent news articles circulating regarding next week’s event. At the moment we have gone up to the highest level to appeal for the festival to proceed. No final decision has been made as yet and we urge you to stay calm and have faith. Regardless, the show must go on.
We would also like to go on record to address the Singapore Police Force’s concerns regarding the isolated drug related incidents that happened in Malaysia last year. Isolated incidents which happened outside of Singapore cannot and do not carry any implication that FMFA is in any way linked to drug use nor is it any indication that there will be drug abuse at the event. FMFA firmly stands behind our goal of creating a drug-free event for our festival goers to enjoy, and we are working with the best international organisations in the world with a combined 50 years of experience working on similar events to ensure that this is the case. 
To the fans, at the moment, we are working relentlessly around the clock to fight for your right to party. We ask that you give us 48 hours to work on the issue at hand. An update will be provided then. In the meantime, join us in making our voices heard. Music unites, and we believe that together, we can make a stand for our right to ‪#‎KeepFMFAAlive
FMFA started in Kuala Lumpur which had a three-year successful run but in the last year, the festival was marred by drug problems. Concert organisers had to cancel the event on its third day last year after six Malaysians died of drug overdose and another 16 people were hospitalised for drug-related conditions. 

For more information or those who purchased tickets, you can visit the Future Music Festival Asia Website. Right now, the organizers are working around the clock to sort out all the ticket refunds as stated due to the Future Music Festival in Singapore Cancelled.

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