Caribana’s ‘Carnival Kingdom’ event cancelled with little notice, leaving concert-goers furious


Ticket-holders vented their anger on social media Saturday night after a popular Caribana event was cancelled less than two hours before it was scheduled to begin.

Carnival Kingdom, which had been running for seven years, was cancelled out of the blue by the city, said Katherine Andrews, one of the event’s backstage/hospitality co-ordinators.

Singer Machel Montano, seen here performing in New York in 2016, was to play in Vaughan on Saturday night at a Caribana event but the show was cancelled because the city revoked the event’s permit.  (Eugene Gologursky / GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO)

The event, hosted by Summer of Sound Fest Inc., is the company’s biggest concert, Andrews said. It was supposed to be held at the Improve Canada outdoor entertainment complex on Keele St., near Highway 407. It…

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