Organisers, Aus2One have announced that its guest artists will no longer be expected at the Melbourne KRPS Charity Concert in Australia after low ticket sales prompted cancellation of the concert.
The not-for-profit company, Aus2One has announced that it will be refunding fans after the concert was cancelled today.
Originally lined up for October 5 in Melbourne, Brian Joo and six other K-Pop artists are still expected to perform at the Aus2One KRPS Charity Concert in Sydney on October 7.
In a statement released on Facebook today, Aus2One said it was ‘devastated’ to make the decision to cancel the event and instead will donate $20,000AUD towards the KRPS charity.
The main purpose of the event was to raise money for the charity KRPS, to assist in finding a cure for the eye disease known as Retinitis Pigmentosa. However, due to less than expected ticket sales, we deemed it to be more beneficial to the charity if we made a donation on behalf of Aus2One for an amount greater than what would have been raised by the event.
Though we did try to bring you, the fans the artists you wanted to see by postponing the event, we would still not have been able to make as significant a donation to the charity as we had originally planned.
Ticket holders are not only urged to contact the company for a refund but concert-gooers will also be offered a complimentary bronze ticket to the K-Pop Heart Concert in 2013 featuring Block B, EvoL and several other unannounced guests.
The announcement comes after promotional flyers were extensively distributed in Melbourne and various ticket discounts events were held in the last few months. The concert was also postponed previously from it’s original date of July to October before plans for the concert were scrapped today.
Ticket prices for the Melbourne show started at $50 for a bronze ticket and up to $226 for a VVIP ticket.
Source: Aus2One Statement