MONTREAL FESTIVAL-GOER LAUNCHES CLASS ACTION AGAINST OSHEAGA OVER TARDY HEADLINER

Late start and abbreviated show by Friday headliner Travis Scott at root of legal action

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Rapper Travis Scott, the headliner at Osheaga Friday, was supposed to play a 70 minute set starting at 9:45 PM. Instead he played a total of 38 minutes, starting at 11:02 PM. (evenko/Tim Snow)

A Montreal woman is launching a class-action lawsuit against Montreal-based concert promoter Evenko after Friday night Osheaga headliner Travis Scott showed up late and played a shorter than expected set.

Megan Le Stum says Evenko was in breach of contract and failed to live up to its advertised promise of a 70-minute set by the rapper from Houston, Texas.

Student Megan Le Stum told CBC she saved up all year to go to Osheaga. (Megan Le Stum)

Scott was schedule to perform from 9:45 to 10:55 p.m. Friday. Instead, his set began at 11:02 p.m. and finished at 11:40, a total of 38 minutes.

Le Stum said ​Scott’s performance was the main draw for her to attend Osheaga Friday night, and if he weren’t performing she never would have purchased a ticket for that day.

“Travis Scott is known to have these high energy shows that are really worth the while and worth the wait,” Le Stum told CBC.

“This is a principle of equity. I paid $150 for that single day. We were disrespected in that we didn’t get that headliner show,” she added.

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