Chet Faker Pulls Out Of Disconnect Festival Following Foot Injury

Chet Faker has been forced to pull the plug on his upcoming appearance at WA’s newest music festival, Disconnect, after seriously injuring his foot.

The 27-year-old crooner apparently did a number on his hoof a while back, and has had some major issues with subsequent operations to fix it. He’s been left with large holes in the bone (ouch!) which has blown out his recovery time from 4 weeks to 2 months.

In a statement posted to the Disconnect Facebook page, Faker said: “Disappointed that I can’t make it out to my Perth family next week, for Disconnect Festival. Sometimes life kicks like a mule. Hope y’all have fun without me. Break a leg.”

Disconnect organisers have already announced a replacement act for Faker in the form of electro-poppers Touch Sensitive.

However, punters whose hearts are too broken to go on following his cancellation can receive a refund on their Sunday single day tickets, or else swap them to Saturday.

Disconnect Festival is happening this weekend, December 11th – 13th at WA’s historic Fairbridge Village, and also features appearances by Flight Facilities, Father John Misty, Pond and loads more.

Check out the full details – and statement from the organisers regarding Chet Faker’s cancellation – below.

Hey Disconnecters,It’s with the biggest of sad faces that we need to advise that Chet Faker can no longer play…

Posted by Disconnect Festival on Saturday, December 5, 2015

Disconnect 2015 Lineup

Chet Faker Touch Sensitive
Flight Facilities
Father John Misty (USA)
Neon Indian (USA)
Mercury Rev (USA)
Meg Mac
The Jungle Giants
Tkay Maidza
Goat (SWE)
Optimo (UK)
Julia Holter (USA)
Bully (USA)
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard
Abbe May
Felicity Groom
Tired Lion
Slum Sociable
Ruby Boots
Methyl Ethel
Command Q
Jessica Pratt (USA)
All Our Exes Live In Texas
Joni In The Moon
Grrl Pal
Helen Shanahan
City Calm Down
Peter Bibby
Timothy Nelson & The Infidels
Sid Pattni
Death Disco DJs
Lucy Peach
Angus Dawson
Antiques Roadshow
Benny Mayhem
Bedouin Sea
WAAPA Gospel Choir
Sydnee Carter
Sean Wise
The River Styx
DJ Rovy Rush
DJ Eddy Electric

Disconnect 2015

Friday, 11th December – Sunday, 13th December 2015
Fairbridge Village WA
Tickets: Disconnect


Darling View Amphitheatre: The main stage sits at the bottom of a beautiful natural amphitheatre, with the rolling Darling Ranges as a backdrop and the Milky Way for a rooftop.

The Chapel: The 200-seat, heritage listed, non-consecrated CHAPEL, will host acoustic sets from our very special guests. Pull up a pew, soak up the atmosphere, and be dazzled by the acoustics as some of the hottest names in music treat you to the most intimate of experiences.

The Secret Garden: A natural wonderland is nestled in the beautiful gardens of the historic Fairbridge House. It’s an enchanted garden where you while away the day, with soulful DJ sets, cool vibes, great conversations and delicious long drinks.

Late Night Speakeasy: Built in 1933, the last year of Prohibition, the sprawling multi-story Club House is the venue for the eclectic 1933. Taking inspiration from its era, this venue comes alive late into the night with hot ‘n’ sweaty electroswing, big band, rockabilly, stomping northern soul sets and outlandish performance moments.


The Mess Hall: Not only offers gourmet breakfast and fine coffee in the morning, it also hosts inspiring “Big Ideas for Breakfast” talks, Spoken Word in the afternoon and a full Comedy program in the evening, including Bogan Bingo and stand up.

Adventureland: Perfect for the kids and big kids at heart, with a fully staffed giant flying fox, rockclimbing wall, a tyre swing and heaps more.

The Imaginarium: A huge circus tent full of fun entertainment for the kids all day. By night, the kids wonderland transforms into…

Risque: A burlesque and cabaret extravaganza.

Sport: There’s a mini golf course, basketball and tennis courts, beach volleyball, cricket nets, pool tables and a full size oval. There’s even a pool to freshen up and cure any fuzzy heads.

The Sanctuary: A spa haven where you can relax and rejuvenate.

Chow Town: Offers a huge range of international epicurean delights and bespoke beverages. There’ll be multiple licensed areas throughout the site.

Market Alley: If you’re after a bit of handmade retail therapy, this is the place for you.

Workshops: To fuel your creativity and thirst for knowledge. There’s a range of programs including arts and crafts, photography and heaps more.

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