After 6 whirlwind years of musical good times, the folks behind Canberra’s favourite festival, Foreshore, have announced that there will be no event in 2013, with the festival taking a well-earned break and returning in 2014.
In a statement released this morning, Kick Entertainment directors Ryan Phillips and Jeff Drake announced that, when assembling the 2013 event, it became evident that this year’s festival wouldn’t meet the high standard it had in the past and thus they chose to take a hiatus, rather than deliver a substandard event.
Drake said, “This has been an incredibly difficult decision for Ryan and I. We feel so fortunate to have staged 6 highly successful Foreshore events with our partners, a tradition we will continue in 2014.”
Foreshore has been kicking it in Canberra’s Commonwealth Park since 2007, usually featuring a line up of both electronic and indie names that aims to draw a wide range of punters. Past Foreshore players have included Tiësto, Calvin Harris, Major Lazer, The Presets, Empire Of The Sun and Gotye.
This isn’t the first music festival to bow out of late, with Tasmania’s Soundscape calling it a day last year and Fuzzy’s iconic Parklife finishing up in 2013, albeit to be replaced by the more intimate Listen Out. We look forward to getting our Foreshore back on in 2014.