And that looks unlikely to go ahead unless Vujin comes up with hundreds of thousands of pounds for binders and deposits within the next few days.

The event, which was originally slotted for June 28-30, began as Road Fest To Peace Through Music and then morphed into Pure Fest To Peace Through Music.

It’s been dogged by controversy since Vujin announced a lineup including Iggy & The Stooges, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Daft Punk, The Prodigy, Jamiroquai, Deep Purple, Underworld, Motörhead, Tricky, Joe Cocker, and The Cult at a February 12 press conference at Belgrade Sava Centre.

It turned out some of the acts hadn’t been contacted, let alone contracted, and a Web site detailing the bill was quickly removed from the Web when Vujin was asked to explain.

He said the site listing the acts wasn’t the official one and had it taken down as soon as he’d found out about it. He used the same explanation when the festival changed names from Road Fest to Pure Fest and a similar site popped up with a similar lineup.

It turned out that he’d made offers to some of the London agents repping the artists on his bill, but all had proved reluctant to give a final confirmation or allow the act’s name to be used in ads until some binder or deposit payment had been received.

Although Vujin said he’d taken a back seat and left Pure Festival to be run by staff from his SFL Europe sports marketing company, he did clear up any confusion over the name by telling the country’s daily Blic newspaper that Road Fest and Pure Fest are the same thing.

Kornfeld originally got involved because he hoped to “make a difference” in the formerly war-torn country, but backed off when he realised the festival was advertising acts it hadn’t secured.

The festival’s Web site has the new Pure Festival dates – expanded from three days to six – as June 28 to July 1 (June 26-27 are “warm-up” days), but there are no details of the venue. The original Road Fest was scheduled to be held on a river island site at Zrenjanin.

Wherever it’s due to be held, the Web pages are still promising the Euro 75 ticket includes free accommodation in the camp provided, free use of all camp resources, free online access in the Internet café situated in the camp, free parking space for the entire six days and “free lunch every day during these six days.”

At press time, the bill being advertised at – one of The Balkans’ most visited dance music Web forums – had an impressive lineup of DJs including Tiesto, described by the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph as “arguably the biggest DJ in the world,” Junior Sanchez, and Felix da Housecat, among others.

There are a few live acts, including Kosheen, The Cult, Laibach, U.K. Subs, and Glen Matlock, still being advertised on the site.

James McKay from Decked Out, London-based Primary Talent’s dedicated dance division, which has Sanchez, Emerson, Felix da Housecat, Radio Slave,Dave Clarke, and FC Kahuna on the bill, said he’s received Vujin’s offers and is ready to exchange contracts but wants payment of all the artist fees in full by May 1.

Maurice Verscheuren from Holland’s Prime Time Management, which handles Tiesto‘s live appearances, said that so far he’s had no qualms about confirming the date, but also added, “If there’s no deposit before the show, then there will be no show.”