Don Diablo was one of the most anticipated sets at Ultra Singapore yesterday. His set ended up being cut short and the circumstances were not explained and/or vague at best. It turns out that Don and his team were caught up with travel issues getting from Beijing to Singapore. He arrived a bit late.
He explains that his manager recieved texts from Ultra staff which explained that Don would not be paid due to his lateness. He goes on to explain a lot of issues within the Ultra community and that over the years, himself and several artists have had similar issues with the massive festival. He states at the end that he has made a decision to cancel all Ultra performances and that he will not be playing the festival in the near future. You can watch the video below, and see the statement Don Diablo left to his fans in the comments below as well.
“Wow. Seriously moved while reading your reactions. I have been struggling with this for a while and have been setting my pride aside for so long. So much goes on behind closed doors that you guys have no idea about, for me personally I can say things haven't been handed to me on a silver platter, in between all the happiness there have been many dark days and struggles to get to where I am today. I have been told so many times in my life that I am basically a replaceable asset with no real value, I am still fighting this (internally) every day.
Like many of you out there are…in different situations but with the same undertone. Please keep believing in yourself. Value yourself no matter what other people say. Reading all of your sincere words literally brings tears to my eyes. I don't know how to thank you guys for everything you have given me and I can not wait to see you at Tomorrowland, EDC, Creamfields, Lollapalooza, Parookaville and all the other amazing festivals around the world soon <3"