Sad news for punters planning to head to Subsonic festival this weekend, as the festival has been left with no choice but to postpone the event due to the fires that have been ravaging through rural New South Wales over the past few weeks.
As reported by The Music, an email sent to ticketholders informed them that the event would be pushed back to early next year due to the fires in the area, as well as the alarmingly low water levels in the Karuah river.
“Despite our best efforts to work through the concerns of the event stakeholders, unfortunately we have been given no other option but to temporarily postpone the festival,” said festival director Scott Commens.
“We will shortly be announcing our exciting new venue location and a new date for this summer’s festival. We will also be announcing a whole swathe of wicked club shows for the weekend of December 6 – 8, so that our wonderful Subsonic ticket buyers will still get to see the artists they are excited about.
“We would like to offer our sincere apologies to all our patrons, artists, stallholders, staff and volunteers that are affected by the postponement. We were only advised of the unavailability of Riverwood Downs at very late notice and were unable to safely change the venue for next weekend.”
Riverwood Downs, the venue where the festival is usually held, has prohibited its use due to the circumstances, resulting in the festival’s postponement.
Read the festival’s full statement below.