Muncie music festival offers refunds after hyped concert falls through


LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 12: Chance The Rapper performs on Camp Stage during day one of Tyler, the Creator’s 5th Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Exposition Park on November 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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MUNCIE, Ind. – A music festival in Muncie is giving refunds after organizers sold tickets to an event featuring Chance the Rapper before details had been finalized.

Organizers Darius Norwood and Chris Cammack said they didn’t intend to post publicly about the rapper’s appearance until they got final approval, but the EventBrite page they created to sell tickets was leaked early.

Chirpfest is a spring electronic music festival held in The Village. When contacted by FOX59 News, the booking agency Norwood and Cammack hired to book Chance the Rapper said he would not be performing, but could not give details on the record.

“We are very sorry for the inconvenience; everyone that has purchased tickets to our Spring 2017 event will be refunded,” organizers said in a statement posted on Twitter Tuesday. “We take full responsibility for the mishaps and plan on handling this matter with the booking company.

Organizers said they were “truly sorry” and promised that people who bought tickets would get refunds.

Chance the Rapper also tweeted about the concert, saying he wasn’t performing at Ball State and urging fans who’d bought tickets to get their money back.

“I’m not playing Chirpfest at Ball State. Don’t buy fake tix,” he wrote. “If you already bought fake tix, go demand your money back.”

The rapper also said he’d “love to play at Ball State at some point” and added that any such performance would have to go through the “proper channels.”

If you purchased tickets and want a refund, you can head to the EventBrite page for more information on how to get your money back.

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