The promoter of the cancelled Magic concert at Waterfront Park’s Island Stage is now offering a full refund to all ticket buyers.
Originally, when the June 21 show was cancelled by Brandon Cochran of Rock District, he offered a refund to out-of-town ticket buyers, but said tickets purchased by people from Kelowna would be honoured as a credit for a future Rock District concert of equal or greater value at Island Stage in 2020.
That got some people’s hackles up.
Recently, Cochran outlined a three-pronged solution, including a full refund for any ticket buyer that wants it.
He’s still willing to honour the Magic tickets at a future show and is sweetening the pot by providing a VIP experience to compensate for the inconvenience. VIPs could get front-row viewing, an area with private food truck and bar, and the opportunity to attend the sound check and meet the band.
A third option is trading the Magic ticket for a ticket to Denim on the Diamond at Kelowna’s King’s Stadium on Aug. 31.
Denim is going for a festival atmosphere with the James Barker Band, Madeline Merlo, Leaving Thomas, Lucky Monkey, and The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer hitting the stage.
To do the Magic-Denim switch, you have to let Cochran know by Friday at firstname.lastname@example.org because only 100 such exchanges are being allowed. After the first 100, Denim is willing to offer a discounted price.
Rock District has yet to finalize any concerts for the Island Stage for next year.
By the way, Magic, the band that was cancelled, had the No. 1 hit of summer 2014 with Rude.