The first weekend of Stereosonic 2013, being held in Sydney and Perth across Saturday, 30th November and Sunday, 1st December, has already run into problems, with two acts cancelling their appearances at the electronic music festival.
Taking to their Facebook page, Stereosonic organisers have revealed that English producer Labrinth will no longer take part in any of Stereosonic 2013, and Swedish DJ Alesso will not be performing at weekend #1 – both due to “developing health concerns”.
Within the Facebook post (which you can read in full down below), Alesso apologised to fans and promised to make it up to them further along in the Stereosonic tour:
“I’m so sorry not to make it for the this weekend, I have been looking forward to this so much, but I really cannot travel this weekend. I am aiming to be there for weekend 2 of Stereosonic. I would never cancel a tour but I really just am unable to travel and am very sorry for missing these incredible dates and will make it up to the cities I missed I promise.”
The set times for Stereosonic’s Sydney and Perth legs have now been slightly revised, with extended set lengths for some artists in order to fill in the gaps left by Labrinth and Alesso. Check out the Sydney set times here and Perth set times here.
The announcement will no doubt be a let-down for many Stereosonic punters, yet the festival’s lineup remains strong, lined by acts such as David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Empire of the Sun, The Bloody Beetroots, Afrojack and Nero. For festival dates and further information check out our Stereosonic page, or the festival’s official website. The festival takes place in Sydney and Perth this weekend, before moving into Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane next weekend.
Today’s announcement follows what has been a shockingly unfortunate week for festival-goers, with dubstep god Skrillex also pulling out of Stereosonic, and Blur cancelling their slot in the 2014 Big Day Out.
Full Statement from Stereosonic Festival 2013 Regarding Labrinth and Alesso:
We regrettably advise that two of our Stereosonic artists have been forced to cancel their appearances due to developing health concerns.
Labrinth has been struck down with a serious virus, which will prevent him from taking part in Stereosonic 2013.
Alesso will no longer be performing at Stereosonic, Weekend 1, due to illness.
Alesso sincerely apologies to his fans who were looking forward to seeing him perform a Stereosonic Weekend 1, “I’m so sorry not to make it for the this weekend, I have been looking forward to this so much, but I really cannot travel this weekend. I am aiming to be there for weekend 2 of Stereosonic. I would never cancel a tour but I really just am unable to travel and am very sorry for missing these incredible dates and will make it up to the cities I missed I promise.”
We wish Labrinth and Alesso a swift recovery.
Stereosonic 2013 Timetables
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