Blood Orange Cancels Australian Tour Dates, Sugar Mountain Announces Replacement Acts

Dev Hynes (AKA Blood Orange) has cancelled his scheduled Australian shows in Melbourne and Sydney, due to a family member’s ill health.

“I was looking forward to visiting Australia this year,” Hynes says. “Unfortunately due to personal and family matters, and after much consideration, I’ve decided to cancel these shows to spend time with my family. Sending love in the new year.”

Hynes was scheduled to perform a headline show in Sydney this month, as well as a set at Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain festival. Following Hynes’ cancellation, Sugar Mountain organisers have announced four new acts for their 2017 lineup — local plunderphonics heroes The Avalanches, their mate Spank Rock, rapper Young Tapz and electronic duo HABITS. Set times for the festival are also said to be dropping “real soon”.

Fans who purchased tickets to Blood Orange’s Sydney show at the Enmore Theatre will receive refunds through Ticketek. Tickets purchased by credit card will be refunded automatically, while punters who made cash or EFTPOS purchases will be contacted with instructions for how to obtain their refunds.

Watch: Blood Orange – ‘Better Than Me’

Blood Orange 2017 Australian Tour Dates

Friday, 20th January 2017CANCELLED
Enmore Theatre, Sydney (AA)
Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, 21st January 2017APPEARANCE CANCELLED
Sugar Mountain Festival
Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
Tickets: Sugar Mountain

Sugar Mountain 2017 Lineup


The Avalanches
Spank Rock
Young Tapz


Baba Stiltz (SWE)
Beppe Loda (ITA)
Big Scary
Black Cab
Blood Orange
Daydreams DJs
Dro Carey
Jack River
Jessy Lanza (CAN)
Kelsey Lu (USA)
Kornél Kovács (SWE)
Little Simz (UK)
Methyl Ethel
Mood II Swing (USA)
Moses Sumney (USA)
My Disco
Palms Trax (GER)
Pantha Du Prince (GER)
Rolling Blackouts C.F.
Slum Sociable
Sui Zhen
Suzanne Ciani (USA) x Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (USA)
The Belligerents
Tornado Wallace
Weyes Blood (USA)

Sugar Mountain 2017 Boiler Room Lineup

Mood II Swing
Tornado Wallace
Baba Stiltz
Kornel Kovacs
Beppe Loda
Palms Trax


Caleb O’Shea
Elliott Routledge
Karan Singh (JPN / AUS)
March Studios
Miriam Bleau (CAN)
Robyn Moody (CAN) x Caroline Polachek (USA)
Supergroup London – Morag Myerscough x Luke Morgan (UK)

Sugar Mountain 2017

Saturday, 21st January 2017
Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
Tickets: Sugar Mountain

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