Like Totally Music Festival (PiL, Bangles & more) totally cancelled at last minute
Bogus! ’80s-themed CA music fest Like Totally Music Festival has been cancelled less than 24 hours before it was due to begin. The festival, which was scheduled to return to Huntington Beach for its fourth year on Saturday, May 11, posting a message announcing the cancellation to its web page:
We are very saddened to announce the cancellation of the Like Totally Music Festival this Saturday, May 11th. We unfortunately have issues we cannot resolve to continue and for the safety and well-being of the bands and fans we have to make this decision. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are working on rescheduling the festival for a later date and tickets will be honored at that time.
Thank you for being a fan!
The news comes shortly after headliners The Bangles cancelled their appearance at the festival. A message posted to their Facebook on Wednesday (5/8) reads:
The Bangles regret to inform our fans and friends that due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be appearing at the Like Totally Music Festival in Huntington Beach this Saturday.
Thanks everyone for your understanding – and we look forward to playing for you very soon!
The Orange County Register reports that “organizers did not provide adequate safety documentation required for the main stage, according to California State Parks officials,” causing the cancellation:
Jeff David, lifeguard chief for Bolsa Chica and Huntington Beach state beaches, said operators could not provide the state fire code requirements, specifically a structural engineering report for the stage to prove it was sound and could hold a certain number of people.
“They elected to cancel the event,” said David, who said he wondered if the weather had something to do with the withdrawal.
Public Image Ltd., ABC with Martin Fry, The Romantics, The Smithereens featuring Marshall Crenshaw, The Tubes, Animotion, Josie Cotton, Greg Kihn Band, Tommy Tutone, China Crisis, All-Star Jam Featuring: The Reflexx & Flashback Heart Attack, Richard Page of Mr. Mister, Debora Iyall of Romeo Void, Martha Davis of The Motels, Jerry Miller of The Untouchables, and Deon Estus of Wham were among the acts scheduled to perform.
No information has been posted by the festival yet for ticketholders seeking refunds.