The organisers of Push Over Festival 2014, an all-ages event that was set to take place at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Monday, 10th March, have announced the cancellation of this years event. Organisers cited low ticket sales as the culprit for the festival’s sudden cancellation.
Set times for the much-loved all-ages music event were unveiled earlier this month, with fans gearing up to enjoy a lineup featuring the likes of Remi, Allday, Citizen Kay, Deez Nuts, and other hip-hop and hardcore acts, two signing areas, and the Push Underground Hip Hop Showcase.
“We are disappointed to see ticket sales down on previous years, however we know we’re in the middle of a very tough summer music festival season. It’s now time to revamp the model for the future,” wrote Festival Director Shane Wickens in a statement, apologising to artists and music fans.
According to Wickens, “refunds are available at the point of sale.” Meanwhile, Push Over will add a new free all-ages music stage to Melbourne’s Moomba Festival at Birrarung Marr (home of the Vans Warped Tour 2013 Melbourne), slated for the same date as the original Push Over Festival 2014.
Push Over 2014 Cancellation Statement
Push Over Festival has today announced that it is shelving the 2014 event scheduled for Monday March 10th.
Currently standing as Australia’s longest running all-ages festival, Push Over has provided formative festival performances for some of Australia’s favourite touring artists such as Parkway Drive, Killing Heidi, The Living End and Silverchair. Over its 21 years, it has provided valuable experience for over a thousand young event managers.
Push Over Festival Director Shane Wickens said, “We are disappointed to see ticket sales down on previous years, however we know we’re in the middle of a very tough summer music festival season. It’s now time to revamp the model for the future. We apologise to the artists who have made a commitment to Push Over and to the music fans who have purchased tickets. Refunds are available at the point of sale. ”
Push Over will now add a new free all-ages music stage to the Moomba Festival at Birrarung Marr, Melbourne on Monday March 10th. For more information see www.thepush.com.au
Thanks goes out to all that have supported Push Over festival over the years – stay tuned for its return in 2015, bigger and better than ever!