Saturday, December 27, 2008

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From TNP,

WHAT was billed as the hottest and biggest dance party of the year has been called off.

Party@The Float, which was supposed to start at midnight on New Year's Day on the Marina Bay floating platform, will not be taking place 'due to unforeseen circumstances', as stated on the Sistic ticketing website.

When asked for further details, a spokesman for organiser MediaCorp said they will be issuing an official statement to answer all related queries to the cancellation.

She did not specify when the statement will be issued.

It is unclear when the decision to call off the party was made, but online forums started discussing the cancellation since Monday.

As of press time, MediaCorp was also unable to say how many tickets had been sold. Sistic said only the event organiser can reveal the figure.

Tickets for the party had gone on sale on 28 Nov for $28, which includes one drink.

Sistic said there will be full refunds.

Mr Kenneth Tan, the deputy chief executive officer of Sistic, said: 'Any show that is sold through Sistic, we give customers the assurance that they will be refunded in the event of cancellation.'

Despite the cancellation of the dance party, the countdown show on the Marina Bay floating platform, featuring various artistes such as Gurmit Singh, Michelle Chia, Fiona Xie, Utt, Taufik Batisah, Hady Mirza, Adrian Pang and Jade Seah, will still go on.

Channel NewsAsia had reported that this is the first time that celebrities will usher in the New Year on the floating platform, the largest in the world.

The dance party was supposed to happen after the midnight countdown and last until 3am on New Year's Day, with music by internationally acclaimed deejays Koflow and George Leong.

The cancellation had set online forums such as SG Club and VR-Zone, abuzz.

As of yesterday night, netizens were still discussing the cancellation.

Some were confused over whether the event was really cancelled as they had seen the commercials for the countdown concert on TV on Monday night.

They didn't know that the concert and the dance party were two separate events held at the same venue, happening one after another.

Others were speculating over the reason for the cancellation.

A forum member called koohansen, said: 'I guess lots of people would be very disappointed and furious.'

1 comments

Stephen said... @ January 2, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Oh pity. Happy new year my friend. :D

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