Hi everyone, We've already made up our minds about the issue at hand, but I figured I might as well post about it here as well. TL;DR: Suddenly, three more (unexpected) bands on the bill. Some weeks ago we booked ourselves + two support acts to a venue for a gig, which is now due in ~1.5 weeks. Not a fancy place, low-ish attendance (it's a bit away from the city center). Three bands, door deal, expecting to at least cover our costs. Last Sunday we found out that the venue had booked three additional bands to perform before the three of us. No prior mentions about this from the venue and we got the information re: the additions directly from one of the new bands, and not the venue. Reaction: What the heck? Effectively, our soundcheck time (for all bands) would now be divided between six bands instead of three. Also the ticket sales would suffer: The first three bands have a separate ticket price and we wouldn't benefit from them - i.e. we'd be losing all income from fans who would arrive before xxPM. Also, the least bit of tech. difficulties or other delays would easily throw the showtimes off by... a lot. If we had less gear to haul and soundcheck, we (in theory) might still reluctantly do the gig. As you can imagine, we're quite pissed. As is one of the support bands, the other one would still like to do the gig. For all I care, they can do as they please and I'll try to help them with it, but the rest of us don't really want to support venues acting like this. So, our band and one of the supports will bail, and the other support will proceed with the gig if it's ok with the venue. We already have a replacement gig arranged at a respected venue, but unfortunately the other support (the one who'd proceed with the gig) can't make it. Probably might burn a bridge to the venue, but it doesn't seem like a big loss. Apparently there's a lot of discussion locally regarding the manner in which the venue conducts business regarding bookings (seems like we're not the only ones) - the sound guys there are nice, tho'. Relations to the other bands won't suffer, as everyone seems understanding of the situation. Don't like to cancel gigs without _really_ good justification, but in my & our opinion this is the right thing to do. What would you do in a similar situation?