NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Tortuga Music Festival owner TMF2013 has filed a lawsuit against ticketing company Ticketfly over a contract dispute related to the 2018 edition of the popular country music festival.
The Nashville Tennessean reports that the contract dispute stems from Tickefly’s claim that they have a contract to provide ticketing services for the Tortuga Music Festival. However, TMF2013 maintains that Ticketfly’s deal was with contracted festival production company Huka Entertainment, and not with TMF2013.
Ticketfly threatened litigation to settle the dispute, leading TMF2013 to preemptively sue Ticketfly in Nashville federal court, the Tennessean reported.
“Ticketfly is threatening to try to disrupt a major annual music festival based on the frivolous assertion that the owner of that festival, TMF2013, and its parent entity, Rock the Ocean, are contractually bound to sell tickets to the festival exclusively through Ticketfly,” TMF2013’s suit said.
Huka, which handled festival production for a number of major events, has largely disappeared since the Pemberton Music Festival entered bankruptcy in May, just a month before it was due to take place.
The Tortuga Music Festival will be headlined by Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, and Keith Urban. The festival is set to take place this year from April 6-8 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, with ticketing handled by Front Gate Tickets, per the festival’s website.