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The Japan fundraiser gig, which was to be held at Wembley Arena has been cancelled as promoters couldn’t secure enough big-name acts, it has been reported.

The event was scheduled for April 14, and would have been broadcasted by the BBC and NBC.

Both Sony and Universal had been working with the promoters of the event to try to get big acts onboard, but not even the efforts of the recording giants were enough to bag the superstars in time for the gig.

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Japan tsunami benefit gig in London

A spokesperson for Live Nation told Music Week:  "[With just] days to go to the proposed Concert for Japan, sadly we are in a position where we have been unable to secure the artists required to produce the worldwide TV broadcast that we had hoped for and have therefore very reluctantly decided to proceed no further.”

Last week a source told The Sun : "The supergig will be the biggest concert in years and a huge global spectacle.”

"No names have been confirmed yet but the organisers are expecting a massive response from acts of all eras.”

But now, promoters have had to admit defeat, cancelling the event.

A smaller gig to raise funds for Japan’s tsunami victims was held at the Brixton Academy last night, Sunday, April 3.

Artists performing on the night were Liam Gallagher and new band Beady Eye, Primal Scream performing with Sex Pistols bassist Glenn Matlock, Paul Weller and Richard Ashcroft.


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