Why Did Ali Campbell of UB40 Cancel His UptownFestival Performance?: It a”massive con”

Tran Hanh
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June 11, 2024

Ali Campbell, the lead singer of reggae-pop band UB40, was set to headline the
Uptown Festival in Earlham Park, Norwich, but was unable to perform due to a
sudden illness. Social media users vented their dismay, with one calling it a
“massive con” after shelling out £60 for a VIP ticket to see UB40 play at 8:30 p.m.
“Will we get a refund if we haven’t attended because of this?” inquired a different
participant.

Ali Campbell, the lead singer of reggae-pop band UB40, was set to headline the
Uptown Festival in Earlham Park, Norwich, but was unable to perform due to a
sudden illness.

Earlier today, a statement was posted on the band’s Instagram account, informing
fans of the situation. The announcement read: “We are sorry to announce that
UB40 featuring Ali Campbell will be unable to perform today in Norwich. Ali was this
morning unexpectedly taken ill and as a result cannot travel to a show that he was
so looking forward to perform at. Ali is expected to make a full recovery and he and
the band look forward to continuing with his Endless Summer World Tour 2024.”
In Earlham Park, Norwich, there’s an Uptown Festival with a line-up of performers
that includes Earth, Wind & Fire Experience with Al McKay Allstars, The Christians,
Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, and Martin Kemp: Back to the 80s DJ Live. On
Sunday, June 9, 2024, the event is open from midday to 10 p.m.; admittance closes
at 6 p.m., and there is no possibility of re-entry

Social media users vented their dismay, with one calling it a “massive con” after
shelling out £60 for a VIP ticket to see UB40 play at 8:30 p.m. “Will we get a refund
if we haven’t attended because of this?” inquired a different participant.
With over 50 hits in the UK hits Chart and over 70 million albums sold, UB40 has
had a remarkable career.

VIP tickets are £60, while general admission tickets are £43 for adults and £16.80
for children. It’s yet unknown if anybody impacted by the cancelation would receive
reimbursements.

At NR4 7TQ, Earlham Park is the address where the Uptown Festival is held. The
primary act’s no-show has left ticket buyers dissatisfied, but the organizers have
not yet disclosed any information on reimbursements or any compensation.

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