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Mission To Launch NYE 2011 Cancelled

Written by Brayden Darke on November 22, 2011

Canberra’s Mission To Launch Festival has suspended ticket sales and officially been cancelled after suffering a similar fate to many other festivals this summer (poor ticket sales). Dance powerhouse, Sneaky Sound System, were the first act to be announced and would have lead the line-up along with Aussie rockabilly punk legends, The Living End, and American house DJ, Ian Carey.

The event would have been held in parkland on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in a beautiful part of Weston Park perfectly hidden amongst the trees and lake – The Enchanted Forest.

This comes after the cancellation of the Great Southern Blues Festival and the cancellation of the Funk ‘n Grooves Festival, Rewind 80s Australia and Perth’s One Movement Festival. While a bigger festival, Soundwave Revolution wasn’t immune to the bad economic climate, also being cancelled earlier this year.

Note posted via the Facebook page

Organisers of Canberra’s Mission To Launch Festival regretfully announce that the festival has suspended ticket sales and is officially cancelled.

The decision has been a very difficult one for organisers who, as Canberra locals themselves, envisaged bringing a world-class party to the nation’s capital for New Year’s Eve.

Unfortunately, the current economic climate has seen music festivals across the country suffer with drops in numbers of attendees and poor ticket sales on a large scale. Mission To Launch has unfortunately suffered the same fate.

The festival was a bold and unique business venture designed for Canberra – an idea initiated by local businessmen and activated 18 months ago when the event market was more resilient.

Ticket holders are entitled to a full refund from the point of purchase. Contact your ticketing agency for more details.

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