FUTURE Music Festival Asia (FMFA), considered one of South-east Asia's biggest dance music events, has been cancelled after it failed repeatedly to get the nod to hold the event here.
All 15,000 ticket-holders will receive refunds, said organiser Livescape.
On its Facebook page, it apologised to festival-goers and said details on refunds would be available this evening.
When contacted last night, the group chief executive of Livescape, Mr Iqbal Ameer, said the firm was facing financial losses of more than $5 million.
The two-day festival, slated to be held over Friday and Saturday, would have featured acts such as Public Enemy and Avicii at the Changi Exhibition Centre.
Tickets ranged from $148 to $388.
Livescape was twice denied a public entertainment licence for the festival.
It appealed to the Minister for Home Affairs last week, but that was rejected too.
Last year, six concert-goers died from drug overdose at an FMFA event in Kuala Lumpur.
Festival-goers here expressed disappointment.
"I thought there was going to be some contingency plan, with the different acts held at various locations," said Ms Ashley Mak, 26.
"I feel so cheated."
This article was first published on Mar 9, 2015.
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