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Los Angeles festival cancelled over permit dispute

Los Angeles' Sunset Junction festival, which was to feature Hanson and Bobby Womack, has been cancelled over a permit dispute.

The street fair was scheduled to take place this weekend (27-28Aug11) but, on Wednesday (24Aug11), the Los Angeles Board of Public Works denied the organisers a permit over failure to pay fees for city services on time.

The permit was initially denied on Monday (22Aug11), but officials agreed to give organisers two days to raise the cash.

A tweet from the fair bosses reads, "Seriously, we tried our best on raising the huge amount of money - thanks for all the support. unfortunately we didn't meet the expectations."

As a result, this will be the first time in over three decades the annual Sunset Junction event will not be staged.

At press time it was unclear if any of the acts on the fair bill would be performing alternative gigs in Los Angeles this weekend.

As well as headliners Hanson and Womack, the reunited Butthole Surfers, Butch Walker, the Melvins, Ozomatli, Brenda Holloway and Kim Weston were billed to perform.

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