Big Day Out’s Ken West: ‘I Didn’t Kill Harvest’ – for Face The Music 2013

Big Day Out co-founder Ken West has said that the cancellation of AJ Maddah’s Harvest festival wasn’t part of the deal when Maddah joined the Big Day Out team.

Maddah pulled the plug on Harvest after two promising years in September, hours after it emerged he’d acquired a stake in Big Day Out.

Speaking in Melbourne at the Face The Music conference today, West was asked whether Big Day Out had benefited following Harvest’s misfortune, given their markets overlapped.

“I didn’t do that, no,” West said.

Standing by his claim that Maddah is a “financial anarchist” as an observation rather than criticism, West said that they shared a lot of similarities.

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