Singer Hasan Raheem said he issued a legal notice to the organizers of a concert in Lahore called Musik Fest for not paying him on time. The concert was supposed to take place on Friday, May 13, but has been postponed.
Musik Fest said the concert was postponed due to the heat wave. In an Instagram post hours before the concert’s scheduled date, organizers wrote, “The weather is touching the sky and we don’t want to make this concert any less fun for you guys. We will be announcing the new date very soon; stay tuned. Listen and don’t worry, your tickets are still valid.”
Musik Fest responds
Musik Fest organizers said Pictures that the event had been postponed due to the heat wave. “Refunds from all ticket sources are also in order. Assuming and posting information about our event being canceled and a fraudulent event leads to online slander, harassment, mental torture, damages and more. ‘others,’ they said. But we are still waiting [a] good response from them and we want to end this on high notes as it may be a misunderstanding on their part.”
Organizers said Raheem’s team alleged there was no financial gain for the organizers as the postponement “is solely due to natural factors beyond our control”. “Although we are facing a huge financial loss due to this postponement, but maintaining public trust is our first priority and we are making sure that anyone who wants a refund is obligated and gets their refund back,” they said. declared.
Hasan Raheem speaks out
Raheem refused to perform at the postponed concert and said the organizers breached his contract. The “Joona” singer took to Instagram on May 13 and wrote that he was supposed to perform at Musik Fest Lahore, but unfortunately the event organizer “didn’t fulfill his obligations to payment”. He claimed the team took advantage of this by giving them a grace period to pay the initial fee before the event.
“My team is always lenient with the organisers, especially the new ones who are just starting out. [Musik Fest] made several promises but ultimately failed to deliver and used an arbitrary excuse to “postpone” this event. We hold these organizers accountable by taking legal action for their fraudulent behavior and using our goodwill to take advantage of our fans,” he wrote.
Raheem in his Instagram stories also suggested that his fans and followers who bought the tickets through Ticketwala can request their refund and “urged” his fans to use “reputable online platforms to buy tickets safely” and that they should not buy physical tickets to avoid situations like this.
Raheem attached copies of the legal notice he issued to the organizer of the event which was to take place at Kingswood Gardens in Lahore.
“This notice is issued with respect to the agreement dated April 26, 2022 entered into between Musik Fest and my client [Raheem]. I declare that the agreement was signed by you as the organizer of the event, by which my client was required to make a musical performance on May 13, 2022,” the notice read. It indicated that the organizer intentionally breached the agreement due to non-payment of the amount due and has now canceled the event.
The notice stated that the deal provided for Raheem to account for 50% of the total amount at the time of contract signing and the remainder a day before the event. He said the organizers had “demonstrated” their inability to meet the 50% deposit and had asked for an extension. In the third clause, the legal notice read as follows: “You have made several requests in this regard to the manager of my client, Zayan Abedeen. However, in accordance with your own undertaking, you had assured to make the payment of the initial 50% deposit no later than May 10. I categorically state that this was without prejudice to the fact that the remaining 50% was due on May 12. No concession in this respect was given by my client.
The notice stated that as the date approached, the organizer started making excuses and asked for more time, referring to the conversation the team had with Raheem’s manager. “Having no other means of escaping your responsibility and obligations, you provided a false pretense that the event was rescheduled,” it read.
In the second photo attached by Raheem, the notice states that postponing or rescheduling the event does not excuse paying someone on time. He also read that when called for payment, the organizer confirmed that the event had been canceled and therefore was not obligated to pay the artist.
Raheem has evidence proving the organizer’s “unequivocal and unconditional acknowledgment” of his responsibility, according to the notice. Due to not being paid initially and breach of contract, this allows the ‘Peechay Hutt’ singer to seek payment in full, according to his opinion.
Raheem’s review argued that it was “obvious” that the organizers had no intention of honoring the deal and that they used the singer’s name and goodwill for their own “personal and financial “. “My client reserves the right to initiate appropriate proceedings. against you, including (but not limited to) prosecution for criminal breach of trust, restitution of accounts to verify the profits you made and the amount of recovery, etc. ”, read the legal document.
The notice ended with the requirement that the organizers make full payment of the agreed amount within three days of receiving the notice.