Sad news from Perth’s Hyperfest, with organisers now announcing that the event has been cancelled for 2018.
It comes after they issued a warning earlier this month that ticket sales were slow and the long-running, all-ages fest was in danger of being axed, and now the pin has tragically been pulled.
“Sadly, today we have decided to cancel our upcoming festival scheduled for Saturday 8 December,” organisers write on Facebook.
“We are disappointed to report poor ticket sales as the primary factor affecting our cancellation, and apologise to the artists and ticket-holders that have made a commitment to the festival this year.”
They go on to explain that refunds will be automatically processed onto the credit card used for the original ticket purchase within the next 3 business days.
“If you paid cash or EFTPOS at an outlet, please return to the same outlet to obtain a refund.”
The silver lining is — despite the cancellation of next month’s event — organisers promise that “this is not the end for Hyper”.
“We hope to regroup and present a new event for Western Australian young people in 2019,”they write.
“We appreciate the overwhelming support we have gained since our original announcement; it has truly warmed our hearts in this tough time.”
Their post included a link to a survey to help future events, and they invited fans to take part.
The event takes pride in being drug, alcohol, and smoke-free and enjoyed a successful run back in February of this year.
The December edition of HyperFest was supposed to have acts like DZ Deathrays, Polish Club, and Antonia and the Lazy Susans performing.
Read organisers’ full statement below.
Hyperfest 2018 (December Edition) Lineup – CANCELLED
Antonia & The Lazy Susans
Approachable Members Of Your Local Community
Holographic Moon Society
Justice For The Damned
Mal De Mer
Your Girl Pho
Hyperfest 2018 (December Edition) – CANCELLED
Tickets on sale now
Saturday, 8th December
Midland Oval, Perth (All Ages – 12+)