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Melbourne’s FLOW Festival Has Been Cancelled

Melbourne’s FLOW festival has officially been cancelled. Originally scheduled to take over the Footscray Community Arts on 5th November, the event has been axed due to a number of issues. A couple of smaller shows have been announced to fill its place.

First announced in early August, FLOW festival was planned as part of the Victorian Government’s ongoing ‘Always Live’ initiative. Artists such as The Far Side (fka The Pharcyde), Kamaal Williams, THNDO, Elsy Wameyo and Wayne Snow were announced as performers for the November event.

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Organisers have revealed the festival will not be going ahead in its full capacity this year, noting that “establishing a small festival in the current climate has proven difficult.” The event organisers name “supply chain issues,” “market saturation” and increased infrastructure and production costs as contributing the event’s cancellation. “The arts have always been a tricky industry to navigate,” the statement said.

However, it’s not all bad news. In light of the cancellation, organisers have announced that two smaller sideshows will take place instead. The first of these will see The Far Side celebrating the 30th anniversary of their debut album Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde at the Croxton Bandroom on Saturday, 29th October.

The other will feature Kamaal Williams and Wayne Snow headlining the Corner Hotel on Saturday, 5th November, with support from DancingWater. Tickets to both side shows are on sale now via the FLOW festival website.

FLOW Side Shows 2022

The Far Side (fka The Pharcyde)

  • Saturday, 29th October – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC

Kamaal Williams & Wayne Snow

  • Saturday, 5th November – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets on sale now.

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