In what was to be its 11th year running, Australian hip hop celebration, the Come Together Festival 2014 has cancelled its June 7th event, which was slated to take place at Luna Park’s Big Top in Sydney with Western Sydney rapper Kerser headlining.
Organisers this year were unable to match the hype surrounding 2013’s mammoth 10th anniversary event, which featured Drapht, Illy, The Herd and Spit Syndicate and due to poor ticket sales have announced they will be cancelling the 2014 instalment of the festival.
A statement from the promoter posted to their Facebook page this afternoon reads, “We regret to announce that due to ticket sales not reaching their targets we have decided to cancel this years Come Together on June 7. The event remains as one of Sydney’s only all-ages concert experiences and for the last 10 years has provided many developing acts the opportunity to play the big stage and help build their fan base.”
The statement closes by assuring fans that the festival will return for Come Together 2015.
Other notable names previously scheduled to play Come Together this year include local hip hop mainstays Funkoars, relatively new kids on the block, Sydney duo Jackie Onassis, Remi, Citizen Kay and Diafrix.
The writing may very well have been on the wall for a while now, with festival organisers hoping to entice festival-goers with a “buy 3 get 1 free” sales offer on the already reasonably priced $49 tickets, plus the promise of free rides across Luna Park for the whole day. The offers proved, however, to no avail.
In 2012, festival organisers moved away from its previous indie rock vibe and Come Together, which once featured the likes of You Am I and Birds of Tokyo, boasted an exclusively Australian hip hop line-up.
Refund details to come.