Superstar Williams is not playing Newry
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
IT SEEMS 'Blurred Lines' of communication led to Newry nightclub b.e.d believing American singer Pharrell Williams would stage a gig there.
Last week fans were delighted to hear the global star, who has worldwide hits with Happy and Get Lucky, would be making an appearance in the city club on July 5. Posters advertising the event appeared on social media and VIP meet and greets with the star were put on sale.
However the excitement was short-lived as Williams' publicist revealed he was never booked to perform there.
The nightclub and promoters Ask1 agency said they had acted in "good faith", believing they had secured a performance from the star. Williams will be in Ireland this week for a joint gig with Kanye West at Marlay Park in Dublin. A spokesperson for the singer said: "Pharrell in not affiliated with this event and he and his team have no knowledge of it - unfortunately it appears to be a fraud."
Investigations are under now to discover if the club was scammed.
In a statement Ask1 agency and b.e.d nightclub said: "It is with deepest regret that we make this statement to inform all BED customers that due to events outside the control of Ask1 agency and our principal b.e.d nightclub the Pharrell Williams event, advertised to take place on July 5 will no longer be taking place.
“Due to external factors outside of our control we have become aware that the event will not be taking place and
we can categorically confirm that Pharrell Williams will not be attending
the premier venue b.e.d nightclub," they said.
“All promotions and advertising had been undertaken in good faith and on the basis of negotiations that had taken place up to 25 June 2014.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we are equally disappointed that the show did not go ahead.
For legal reasons no further comment will be issued in respect of the matter."
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