The Raggamuffin X Music Festival and Raggamuffin All Stars show in New Zealand and Australia, have been cancelled.
Shaggy, Ky-Mani Marley and Gentleman, The Wailers featuring Julian Marley, and Morgan Heritage were scheduled to perform.
Organizers of the event, OneWorld Entertainment, have announced that they have pushed the events to November.
Raggamuffin X was to be held Saturday at The Trusts Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. The Raggamuffin All Stars was set for Australia on February the following day at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, and February 21 at Hordern Pavilion in Sydney.
A statement from the company said slow ticket sales and a busy events market in Auckland meant it was no longer viable to hold Raggamuffin X next weekend.
“Ticket sales for the festival have slowed in recent weeks and appear to have been impacted by various factors, including an announcement that train services will now not be available on the event date due to track work being done. Patron comfort, security and the importance of protecting local suppliers is paramount and was at the forefront of this decision. With these factors in mind, we have no option but to postpone Raggamuffin X to November 2017,” read the statement.
Organizers said they have contacted the bands and artistes who gave assurance that they would be available to return in November.
— Richard Johnson