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AEG Files Lawsuit Against Danny Wimmer Over ‘Rock On The Range’ & ‘Carolina Rebellion’ Festival Disputes


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Recent weeks have seen the ‘Rock On The Range Festival‘ relaunched as the ‘Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival‘ and the ‘Carolina Rebellion‘ festival relaunched as the ‘Epicenter Festival‘. Up until September of this year, those festivals had been co-owned and co-promoted by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG.

With that partnership having come to an apparently non-mutual end (Wimmer publicly described the parting as a “divorce” on his part,) Danny Wimmer Presents moved ahead with new versions of the festivals, giving them new names, and in the case of the ‘Epicenter Festival‘, a new venue.

Now comes word that AEG officially filed suit against Wimmer in a Los Angeles, CA superior court yesterday, November 29th. The lawsuit alleges that Wimmer and his company went behind the back of AEG for secret dealings and went on to create carbon copies of the previous festivals on their own.

As such, AEG are suing Wimmer on 25 civil counts, including allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of contract, unfair competition and trademark infringement.

Billboard.com have gotten their hands on the documents and provided insight to the various complains and financial dealings involved behind the suit should you like to take a deep dive into the matter. The publication also cite industry sources as stating that there was language in the two former partners agreement that would allow for one side to walk away and create a competing event. You can read about that here.

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