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Cumbrian festival considers legal action after Wiley cuts short set

By | Published on Thursday 25 July 2013


Oh Wiley, Wiley, Wiley. Organisers of the Cockermouth-based CockRock Festival have said they are taking legal advice after the rapper stormed off stage after just fifteen minutes at the Cumbrian rock fest last weekend. He was contracted to play for 45 minutes.

To be fair, Wiley departed the CockRock stage after being booed by his audience, some of whom also threw beer cans on stage. To be unfair, that was very possibly because the rapper apparently preceded his set by tweeting “just the name [of this event] makes me not wanna go. My agent knows that there are cool places to play and other places are just not worth the hassle. Do not throw piss at me cos I will throw it back LOL”.

After his cut-short performance, Wiley seemingly returned to Twitter to reassure his fans he’d been paid in full for his show, noting “I just earnt £1000 a min. I’m gonna piss this 15k up the wall. Faced up to a few Pagans and got paid. I hate my agent”.

Asked about the walk off, the festival’s organiser Marie Whitehead has told reporters: “We are dealing with 250 contracts for the event, so I’m not sure what the position is but we will be getting legal advice on what happened. It is very disappointing, as it would appear he did not fulfil his contract and was supposed to play for 45 minutes”.