UPDATE 02/11/16: Legion Festival 2017 has been cancelled.
The announcement comes after the festival conducted consultations with industry partners, bands and fans, with organiser John Sankey stating the changes are being made in order to best ensure the festival’s longevity.
“The reason that we’ve approached everything the way we have, from the crowd funding, to the commitment to transparency, is because we want to make sure we create the best possible festival that will be around for a really long time,” he said.
“We’ve come across a few hurdles in the last few weeks and want to make sure that we’re making the best decisions to ensure that we deliver on our promises.”
The festival, which just announced a Fan Council to assist in organising the event, has just a week to go to reach it’s ambitions crowd funding target of $3,275,000, having so far only raised only 9% of that – $313,000 – and fans are eagerly awaiting the news.
You can support Legion by pledging to the pozible.com campaign and stay tuned for more news.
Legion Festival 2016 Line-Up (so far)
Front Line Assembly (CANADA)
Aversions Crown (AUS)
Devil You Know (USA)
Darkest Hour (USA)
Caligula’s Horse (AUS)
Rick Dangerous And The Silkie Bantams (AUS)
Dream on Dreamer (AUS)
28 Days (AUS)
My Secret Circus (AUS) *Mel only
Horrorwood Mannequins (AUS) *Syd only
MofoIsDead (AUS) *Bris only
Saturday, 26th March 2016
Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne
Sunday, 27th March 2016
Venue TBA, Sydney
Monday, 28th March 2016
Venue TBA, Brisbane
Friday, 1st April 2016
Venue TBA, Adelaide (Club mini-festival)
Saturday, 2nd April 2016
Venue TBA, Perth (Club mini-festival)
Update: We speak with Legion Festival boss John Sankey