Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Girls Aloud fans left with empty pockets

The promoter of a Girls Aloud "end of tour party" has disappeared following the cancellation of the already-postponed event, leaving fans unable to find out about refunds.

The planned event at Plymouth's Newnham Park had been pulled in June, citing vague "health and safety" reasons; it was quietly cancelled altogether this week. The band's people are fuming:

The band's agents, William Morris, said they were unaware of the problem and would attempt to rectify the situation.

"We were under the impression that there would be no problems with refunds and that it would be done immediately," said a spokeswoman.

She added that attempts were being made to contact the Plymouth-based promoter to "get it sorted out straight away".

Of course, there's nothing to stop the band refunding its fans, and then going through the process of getting the cash back from the promoter. After all, it was Girls Aloud who introduced fans to Shaun Hooper and Edge Promotions, and we'd guess that GA are in a better place to bring pressure to bear - and take any knock - than many of their young fans are.