'I now have a few days to eat noodles'

'I now have a few days to eat noodles'
IN S’PORE: Niles “Cyranizzy” Hollowell-Dhar, the man behind The Cataracs.

US indie dance act The Cataracs were clearly excited at the prospect of playing to their Singapore fans this evening as part of the 1 World Festival.

On Tuesday, Niles "Cyranizzy" Hollowell- Dhar, the man behind The Cataracs, posted on Twitter: "I'm about to hop on this epic journey of a flight to Singapore..." 

But Hollowell-Dhar was in for a rude shock when he landed at Changi Airport on Thursday.

He posted on Facebook: "Just got to Singapore and first thing they told me was the 1 World Festival is cancelled. Sorry Singapore... But I'll be exploring the city if you wanna hang."

He was one of several acts that reacted on social media to the last-minute cancellation of the festival, which was to have taken place tonight and tomorrow night at Marina Barrage.

On Wednesday, organiser Retfar Entertainment called off the festival "due to unforeseen circumstances".

The festival's line-up included rap maestros Snoop Lion (previously known as Snoop Dogg) and T-Pain, electronic dance DJ-producer Moby, and rising hip-hop stars Iggy Azalea and Tinie Tempah. Over 30 acts were expected to perform.

Hollowell-Dhar told The New Paper: "It's really a shame, I was looking forward to seeing the Singapore fans. But on the bright side, I now have a few days to eat noodles and hit the arcade at Bugis Junction."

Booked local artists were just as disappointed.

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