Just when it was looking as though the whole thing was going to be called off, Supafest organisers have announced that they will be moving the April event to the much warmer climate of November. Said organisers have finally released a statement after the recent clusterfuck but it may be too little too late.
In an incredibly audacious move, the November date now means that old mate Supafest promoter Dwayne Cross will be going head to head with previous business partner John Denison who already claimed November for his hip hop festival, Hype. Whether this is bad timing or aggressive tactics is anyone’s guess.
Supafest just can’t get a break, as even with its April date, there was competition – the operative word being “was”, given that Movement has now added its bones to the pile.
Supafest claim that all the artists on the bill are totally fine with the raincheck, which seems doubtful. Regardless, tickets will still be honoured at the November date. Whether or not ticketholders will run that risk and not opt out for the full refund remains to be seen.
Cross released a statement through his Chase Records company, explaining “We want Supafest 4 to be the biggest and best Urban Music Festival in Australia and we want it to be here for our fans every year. This year we simply need more time to get it right. We are so grateful and fortunate to have the support of the Artists and I believe our Australian fans.”
More info is said to be coming through soon. Read the full statement below.
“SUPAFEST 4 will have new dates in November 2013 following the decision to postpone the event planned for Australia next week.
As had been reported on various forums over the past 24 hours, Dwayne Cross, Principal of Chase Records, has confirmed that there was difficulty completing venue contract arrangements for the Melbourne and Brisbane legs of the festival and, as such, he has been unable to proceed with the tour at this time.
While this news will come as a great disappointment to ticket holders and urban music fans alike, Chase Records is optimistic that all artists currently promoted on the bill will be available and willing to be part of Supafest 4 in November. The actual dates and venues will be released shortly.
“We want Supafest 4 to be the biggest and best Urban Music Festival in Australia and we want it to be here for our fans every year. This year we simply need more time to get it right. We are so grateful and fortunate to have the support of the Artists and I believe our Australian fans”. said Cross
All current tickets holders are able to retain their tickets to participate in what will be an epic spring festival event as tickets purchased for Supafest 4 will be valid for the rescheduled dates in all cities.
Alternatively, ticket purchasers are entitled to a refund, should they wish to cash in their Supafest 4 Tickets. All ticket holders will be contacted directly by the company from which they purchased their tickets in the next 48 hours, with details of the revised ticketing arrangements and refund process.
More information will be made available shortly.