Cancelled music festival bands will play free at CJs for the fans

A LOCAL radio station and bar have stepped in to save the day for Costa del Sol music fans left in the lurch by the last-minute cancellation of a festival, which was due to kick off tomorrow (Friday May 29).
This Saturday night (May 30) will see some of the star-studded line-up that was due to play at the Mijas/Manilva Music Festival, play free for their fans at CJs Benalmadena.
The Manilva Music Festival, originally announced as Mijas Music Festival before the location was changed due to problems with the council, was officially cancelled today (Thursday May 28), one the organisers blaming the last-minute change of location.
Although the radio station and bar were not involved in putting on the festival, City FM and CJs Benalmadena have stepped in to save the day for the fans, and make a little money for charity at the same time. Bands like The Universal, Kymberley Pody (The Voice), rapper Luke B, Baz W and Famous in Denmark, will be among the line-up of musicians playing free for the people.
Graham Salt of City FM told the EWN: “We’ve been in contact with the bands since the beginning. They were so upset that their fans would feel let down at the cancellation of the festival.”
Graham and Cath Johns of CJs got their heads together with the bands and decided to launch a Saturday night one-off gig for the upset fan base.
The Universal and the other acts were over the moon at the opportunity to please their followers. “They just want their disappointed fans to be rewarded in some way,” Graham said.
Meanwhile the organisers of the festival have said that tickets will be refunded through paypal and asked anyone concerned to contact them on facebook or by email if their refund does not appear.
The Saturday night event is at CJs Benalmadena, 16 Avenida Bonanza, Benalmadena Costa. Phone: 0034 617612361. Entry is free, and it starts at 8pm.
City FM will be there helping Cath Johns pass the hat around in aid of diabetes charities. So bring all your spare change and have a great night’s free entertainment.

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