Sad news today, but NSW’s Lost Paradise festival, scheduled to go ahead over the New Year’s period, has been cancelled due to the ongoing threat of the bushfires ravaging the state at the moment.
The festival gave Music Feeds this statement on the cancellation:
“After extensive consultation with the Rural Fire Service, emergency personnel and other key stakeholders, the difficult decision has been made to cancel this year’s Lost Paradise festival.
Our beautiful home in Sydney’s Central Coast is facing intense and unpredictable fire conditions that are sadly expected to deteriorate. We simply cannot put anyone’s life at risk. We have been working around the clock to explore all possible options to relocate the festival, but it is just not feasible within the timeframe.
We would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard over the past twelve months to create this year’s event – the artists, performers, teachers, yogis, vendors, sponsors and production crew, and of course our amazing Lost Paradise community who have supported us for six incredible years. We are truly devastated that we won’t be able to bring the festival to life.
We would also like to express our immense gratitude for the brave emergency teams who are doing all that they can to protect the bushland around the site.
This is a heartbreaking time for our country. Our thoughts are with the affected communities across Australia, and the hero firefighters who continue to work in extreme conditions.
All guests will be eligible for a refund, in accordance with Live Performance Australia’s Ticketing Code Of Practice. We are working closely with our ticketing providers and insurers to process ticket refunds as quickly as possible. Each ticketing provider will provide details of the process, and we will continue to share updates in the coming days.
Thank you to everyone for their care and support. We will be back bigger and better than ever in 2020.”
This year’s festival was set to be headlined by recent GRAMMY nominees RÜFÜS DU SOL, as well as Hilltop Hoods, Matt Corby, The Veronicas and more. It was set to go ahead at Glenworth Valley, from Saturday, 28th December to Wednesday, 1st January.