Montreal concert-goer files lawsuit against Osheaga for artist who showed up late

Aug 9 2018, 7:26 pm

A disappointed music fan is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Evenko, the promoters and organizers of Montreal’s Osheaga music festival, because the act she paid to see was over an hour late.

Megan Le Stum, a student from McGill University, bought a three-day Osheaga pass expecting to see her favourite rapper, Travis Scott, headline the festival’s Friday show.

Instead of showing up 9:45 pm, Scott got caught up at Canadian customs and arrived at 11 pm. He performed a quick 40-minute set by which time many concert goers including Le Stum, had left.

The class action request was filed at the Palais de justice on Monday and argues that Le Stum and anyone who bought a ticket to Osheaga’s August 3 date should be reimbursed by Evenko.

Le Stum says she works part-time and had to save up money to buy her three-day pass and claims she wouldn’t have bought tickets to the festival if Scott was not performing.

Day passes to Osheaga ranged from $115 to $235 and three-day passes went for $320 to $1,150.

Le Stum wasn’t the only Travis Scott fan who was upset at the venue:

If the lawsuit is approved by the Quebec Court of Appeal, it could take years before it makes its way to court.

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