Organisers of the annual Great Southern Blues Festival have announced today that they will be cancelling this year’s event. They’ve blamed the current economic crisis and poor ticket sales. This year’s line-up included the likes of John Butler Trio, Pete Murray, Blue King Brown and Blues Legend Booker T. Jones.
Here is the statement from their website:
The organisers of the annual Great Southern Blues Festival today announce with great disappointment that the event scheduled for the Labour Day Long Weekend; Friday 29th September – Sunday 2nd October, will regrettably be cancelled.
In this current economic climate, unsatisfactory ticket sales for the event have unfortunately made it impossible for us to proceed. We would like to thank all of the media partners, suppliers and loyal supporters for all of their hard work and commitment to this much-loved event.
All patrons are advised that all tickets will be fully refunded directly to the credit card with which they were purchased by Friday 2nd September. Any queries pertaining to ticket refunds should be directed to [email protected]
Great Southern Blues Festival upholds a firm belief in environment, great music and good times. The festival will return in 2012 in full swing with a stellar line-up and continuing energy to bring a super event to its fans.
This comes after the Funk ‘n Grooves festival cancellation last month. While a bigger festival, Soundwave Revolution wasn’t immune to the bad economic climate, also being cancelled earlier this month.