Following the allegations that were made public here on MzansiReggae [Battle for the soul of Monwabisi Reggae Sunsplash , August 5, 2016] regarding the Monwabisi Beach Reggae Sunsplash where two events were set on the same date, THC Investments who are the main organisers of the Festival issued the following statement.
On the allegations of unpaid artists.
It has come to the attention of THC Investments Pty Ltd that there are artists who allege that they were not paid for their performance at the Monwabisi Beach Reggae Legends Sunsplash last year. THC would like to put it on record that payments were made to all the artists who were booked to perform. A number of artists were accommodated in the program at the last minute without any signed agreements, and this resulted in artists asking for more money in certain instances than what the event budget allowed.
Regarding the Break-away organizing committee.
MzansiReggae has ascertained with the district that the THC together with Paran Arts and Culture have secured the dates and the venue. THC is aware of the poster distributed on social media by the Voice of the Western Province of an event planned for the 26th ; 27th November. THC has raised the issue of this poster with the City of Cape Town. THC has noted the allegations of bad management and fraud cited in the article by MzansiReggae and would like to dismiss those allegations as unfounded and malicious.
THC is working in partnership with Paran Arts and Culture, the organisation that has been organising the event for over 20 years, to make the Legends Sunsplash more professional and more entertaining. The Legends Sunsplash aims to celebrate reggae legends and create a platform for new legends to rise. This year, in honour of Lucky Dube, the Legends Sunsplash has invited Nkulee Dube to perform at the event.
THC upholds professional and has been organising Reggae Music events since 1993 and has a greawealth of knowledge and contacts in the industry.
The Reggae Legends Sunsplash will take place on the 25-27 November 2016 at Monwabisi Beach in Khayelitsha. Tickets are available at computicket.