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[UPDATE] Newcastle Venue Management 'Disappointed' By Childish Gambino Performance

2 October 2015 | 9:33 am | Staff Writer

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US rapper Childish Gambino was booed off stage by disgruntled fans during his headline show at The Cambridge Hotel in Newcastle last night.

According to Fairfax, the rapper, real name Donald Glover, performed for a little over an hour but failed to win over the crowd who are now demanding refunds. 

Glover was reportedly joined onstage by a large entourage and spent around 40 minutes of the show behind turntables without saying a word to the sold-out audience, while his crew members joked with the audience, even while no music was being played. 

Despite eventually coming out from behind the decks to perform some of his tracks, Glover had already lost the crowd who began to boo. 

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The 32-year-old artist reportedly appeared surprised and visibly upset by the reaction, after fans began to hurl obscenities and insults. 


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Posted by The Cambridge Hotel on Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Music has reached out to The Cambridge Hotel for comment. 

The news comes just a day after Glover cancelled his Canberra sideshow tonight, though he is expected to perform at the Listen Out festivals in Brisbane and Sydney this weekend.


Moments ago, The Cambridge Hotel management released a statement on their Facebook page regarding the Childish Gambino show in Newcastle last night. 

Read the full statement below: 

"To everyone who came to see Childish Gambino show last night we are as disappointed as all of you. We had the opportunity to present Childish Gambino to Newcastle in an intimate gig and we jumped at the chance as we aim to bring the best possible acts to Newcastle for music lovers. As seen last night, unfortunately we have no control over the acts performance once on stage.

For those that aren’t aware, Canberra and ourselves were 2 additional Childish Gambino shows that were promoted in the exact same way as part of his current tour and we were extremely excited to be presented with this opportunity. Subsequently he didn’t deliver on what was billed and expected by everyone, including us.

The Cambridge strives to deliver Newcastle the highest quality live music possible and we will continue to do so. Like you, we were equally excited to present the act and its only matched by the disappointment in the performance by the act."