Wayne Wonder Will Not Perform At Unity Festival

August 16, 2019

[Updated] The Unity Festival organizers said they “regrettably announce that due to circumstances beyond their control Wayne Wonder will not be performing at Unity Festival on August 17, 2019.”

“All other advertised acts are confirmed and scheduled to performed and the Unity Festival organizers promise attendees an amazing show full of additional surprises. Please note that Wayne Wonder was scheduled and confirmed and his inability to perform was due to an external conflict that has nothing to do with the Unity Festival organizers,” a spokesperson told Bernews.

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“On behalf of Unity Festival, we apologize for any disappointment this may cause and we continue to work hard to bring Bermuda an unforgettable concert event. If you have an questions or concerns, please contact Unity Festival directly by emailing admin@unityfestivalbda.com.”

The event is scheduled to take place tomorrow evening, with the other scheduled artists to include headliner Buju Banton, Agent Sasco aka Assassin, Masicka, as well as Bermudian artists Jesse Seymour, Live Wires and C’Danger, who will all be backed by the Wall Street Band.

Earlier today, Wayne Wonder posted an Instagram story saying, “To all my Bermuda fans, I’ll not be appearing on @unityfestivalbda this Saturday due to circumstances beyond my control.”

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Update 4.24pm: We had reached out to Mr Wonder prior to posting this story, and subsequent to posting it, a comment has been left on Bernews Instagram account from Wayne Wonder’s Instagram account [as seen below] saying, “This story you posted is not the true story not even me know the truth behind this. Please go back to @unityfestivalbda page and you’ll see that they removed that post.”

It is unclear what post is being referenced as removed, as the post containing the statement above is still active on the Unity page. In an effort to get a greater clarity, we asked Mr Wonder for further clarification and also asked the promoters for a response, and neither have been successful at this time, however we will update if able.

On a more positive note, Buju Banton has arrived in Bermuda.

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  1. What says:

    But that is who I have paid to see!!! How do I get my money back? You can’t keep changing the goal post and still expect people to pay!

    • Niceness says:


      Sold mine off at 50% discount before the next announcement is made.

      • What says:

        Ok I will see what the can do – what a crock of crap!

      • Toodle-oo says:

        Surely , from a consumer protection POV , that doesn’t mean that theoretically the organizers (or whoever) could completely cancel the show and pocket the money ?
        Otherwise I have no skin in this should anyone think I’m taking sides.

  2. What says:

    And if it not “in his control” or the “organizers control” then whose control was it under? Sounds suspicious to me!

  3. dark star says:

    Was at the Barbados show in April and Wayne Wonders set rivaled Buju’s. For the amount of $$ charged for tickets there should be and was 2 headliners now there is 1 for a stupid amount of money. hate to say it I with out an announcement I will be walking in feeling ripped off so I hope Beres or Cocoa tea show up so I feel content about spending $300

  4. JohnBoy says:

    How ironic – the guy who caused so much controversy is still coming.

  5. Petey Pete says:

    It’s Too much money to see these bums

  6. me says:

    what a rip off should get our money back

  7. Peachez says:

    People who got the first two batches of tickets bought without even knowing the lineup. I’m hoping you are not part of the complainers.

  8. mixitup says:

    That sucks…Wanye Wonder would have been a decent show alone.

  9. dark star says:

    I bought my ticket last week knowing the line up and Wayne Wonder is really what made me pull the call on a $300 ticket

  10. Time Shall Tell says:

    I thought the artist line up was thin to begin with for the asking price but at least the artist was of high calibre & quality. Now that the artist line up has thinned out even more, I hope the “plenty of surprises” the spokesmen speaks of is that of surprise artists showing up to perform.

  11. Question says:

    With one days notice. Nice.

  12. Really says:

    Who is he? Sure it’s not a great loss!

  13. Dark Star says:

    Bought my ticket 2 weeks ago. Wayne Wonder was 50% of why I bought the ticket

  14. Real Deal says:

    Not sure how hineken fits there would have thought it would be guinness instead

    • sage says:

      “Can’t call I in a bar, fe go drink devil soup…” reggae events are always sponsored by liquor dealers yet you can’t legally smoke a spliff, haven’t wasted my time going to one for years.

      • Anbu says:

        Dont need to legally smoke a spliff lol. Everyone does it anyway. The one event where even babylon know whats up. Catch a vibe, have a ding ding and a toddy and duneenworrywiffit. Lol.

      • yyz says:

        You can legally smoke a spliff in ‘evil, equality lovin’, airport building, Canada”!

  15. Me says:

    Did Buju have any hits?