‘Never Say Never Festival’ Ends With Deftones, Beartooth & More Unpaid For Their Sets


The recent ‘Never Say Never Festival‘ at the Las Palmas Race Track in Mission, TX looks to have ended amid controversy with various bands leaving without payment for their performances. The festival took place this past Wednesday, March 16th, and almost immediately afterward bands began to vent about it, as you can see in below tweets from members of Miss May I and Beartooth

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The Monitor got ahold of festival promoter George Culberson, who stated:

“It does look really bad, and I feel terrible about the whole situation, but this was the route we had to take in order to take care of everyone. This was the lowest attended and most expensive festival that we’ve had, and we have to wait for all the finances to come in.”

He mentions that he hopes to soon get the money owed by Ticketfly for sales for the event, after which he expects to begin writing checks to the bands. He further mentioned that even the headliners Deftones were not paid for their performance. When asked why he thinks attendance turned out so low, he suggested the saturation of shows the Deftones played throughout Texas last week as part of SXSW may have have taken a bite out of the numbers. A bump up in stage production was also to blame for less profits. For more from Culberson and a few of the band’s involved with the trek, head to The Monitor

Never Say Never Festival 2016

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