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|Mobo Pull Plug on Festival
- Pre-awards R&B open-air event cancelled
THE MUSIC of Black Origin organisation has shelved plans for MoboFest, an open-air concert due to take place in London's Victoria Park on August 4.
It is thought that the withdrawal of the event's main commercial sponsor is to blame for the event being pulled.
"We are devastated and deeply saddened to be in this position, which is completely beyond our control, but we are now unable to stage this year's MoboFest," said a spokesperson for the event's promoters Boomfactory.
R&B star Lauryn Hill was to headline the event, which would also have featured DJ Lick & MC Neat, Wookie, Dane Bowers and Courtney Pine - along with vocalists Kele Le Rock and Lynden David Hall.
"We have had tremendous support from the public and our media partners have been amazing. Our priority now is to focus on next year's event."
The Mobo Awards 2001, a major event in the music industry calender, will take place on October 4. Last year's winners included Eminem, Gabrielle and R&B sensation Craig David, who scooped a hat-trick of three gongs.