Official Statement from the Organizers of the Coke Studios Christmas Concert
Coke and authorities released a statement regarding the cancellation of the Coke Studio Christmas Concert which was supposed to happen yesterday.
You can read the statement below as quoted.
Official statement from Coke
On December 07, 2018, the Coke Studio Concert organizers, Philippine National Police, the City of Pasay, and SM Mall of Asia decided to reschedule the Coke Studio Christmas Concert to early next year to prioritize the public’s safety.
The safety of everyone is of utmost importance to us. The unsafe behavior of portions of an estimated 15,000 spectators such as pushing, jumping on the barricades and throwing bottles, threatened the safety of the rest of the concert-goers, despite numerous reminders from authorities present.
There were some who sustained minor injuries and were immediately given medical attention. After careful assessment, and repeated requests for the public’s cooperation, Coca-Cola together with all the artists, PNP, the City of Pasay, and SM MOA, deemed it necessary to reschedule the concert to a later date.
We thank the PNP, the local government of Pasay, and SM MOA for their full support in helping ensure everyone’s protection, the artists for their passion and fully supporting the decision to prioritize their fans’ welfare, and lastly, to the concert goers for their understanding and support. We recognize that a lot of them have traveled far to see their favorite artists. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Rest assured that we will continue to coordinate with the relevant parties to further tighten control measures in our next events.
Again, we thank everyone for their understanding and their continued support.
Definitely a big “sayang” but if people would get hurt, its time to pull the plug. They had a good lineup too including IV of Spades, December Avenue and Quest. Crooners like Moira dela Torre and KZ Tandingan was also supposed to show.
We’ll be sure to give updates on this.
Well that was quick, here’s an update:
Coke Studio season 2 Christmas concert is happening today!
Iba talaga ang hatak ng ating season 2 artists dahil punong-puno na po ang venue!
Sa mga nakapila, nagbabalak or papunta na—gusto lang po namin ipaalam na sarado na po ang gates.
Para ito sa kaligtasan ng artists, fans at guests, dahil punong puno na po talaga ang MOA Concert Grounds.
Abangan ang updates on all our social media accounts—on Coca-Cola Philippines’ Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
Maraming salamat po sa suporta sa Coke Studio at sa lahat ng ating artists! Mabuhay ang OPM!