Rewind 80s Festival will now make its Australian debut at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on October 29th and 30th .
Originally scheduled to be staged at the Blue Scope Fields in Kembla Grange near Wollongong as a two-day camping festival, it was deduced that the infrastructure at the current venue would no longer be suitable given the current climatic conditions. Heavy rains have been forecast across the region over the next few weeks, and therefore the decision was made by the promoter to move the Festival to an indoor city location.
Shane Sanderson (Rewind Festival Director) has released this statement:
“We originally chose the location for its beauty and versatility, believing the weather would complement an outdoor festival”.
“However, as we have drawn closer to the date, it looks like heavy rains are likely to cause major problems so we had to make a decision. This is extremely unfortunate as we have worked closely with Wollongong City Council and Emergency Authorities to address a range of safety concerns but these ultimately added significant time and cost to the event. With a substantial percentage of ticket holders coming from Sydney, I feel confident that moving the Rewind Festival to Sydney Hordern Pavilion is going to please most and ensure a successful event.”
“We sincerely apologize to the people who wanted to experience the Rewind Festival in all its outdoor glory. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control this will now not be possible and we have been left with a very difficult decision to either not proceed at all, which would be a great loss for everyone, or find another venue at short notice, and the Hordern Pavilion has kindly agreed to house the event allowing us to put the show on.”
Camping tickets for the festival will be refunded, please contact Moshtix for further details.
Some re-structuring of the line-up has been made due to the smaller venue capacity of an outdoor festival.
Re-structured Rewind 80s Festival 2011 Line-up
Midge Ure (Ultravox)
The Real Thing
1 more Australian act to be announced.
Right Said Fred
John Paul Young
Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)
Mental as Anything
2 more Australian acts to be announced