Zomby Pulls Out Of OutsideIn Festival Due To Visa Issues

Sydney’s boutique OutsideIn Festival has been hit by a last-minute cancellation, with headliner Zomby pulling out of next week’s event and pulling the plug on his sideshow after failing to board his flight to Australia.

The pull-out by Zomby, who’s notoriously elusive, has also forced Yes Please and Astral People to cancel the second all-ages day of the event. They’ve instead replaced it with two triple headliner sideshows, the first featuring Freddie Gibbs, BadBadNotGood and Snakehips and the second with Objekt, Laurel Halo and Jam City.

OutsideIn Festival co-director Vic Edirisinghe apologised for the cancellation, saying he still hoped to deliver an all ages event in the future:

“After chasing one of our favourite artists for three years and the additional blow of Knxwledge pulling out due to family tragedy, we have decided to consolidate the all-ages show into a series of intimate side-shows – we wish to deliver an all-ages event in the near future when we can give it the focus it deserves.”

Zomby doesn’t seem quite so sorry, with the British musician letting loose with a series of tweets (below) that imply he couldn’t get here due to visa troubles, posting “Basically ill have to go to Australia next year now but ill go play a live show as well as dj that’s better isn’t it thank me later”.

Yep, we’re sure the folks behind OutsideIn and the festival’s punters are going to start queueing up to thank you any minute now. Check out the unrepentant tweets below.

Ticketholders will be contacted individually by the venue, with Sunday tickets now valid for Saturday’s festival. Discounts are available for ticketholders to the triple headliner sideshows, which go on sale from Monday, 16th September. Refunds are also available from the point of purchase.

Sideshow 1: Objekt (GERMANY), Laurel Halo (UK), Jam City (UK)

Saturday, 21st September – 11:00pm

The Civic Underground

Tix: $15 + BF via Moshtix or $10 for OutsideIn 2013 ticketholders

Sideshow 2: Freddie Gibbs (US), BadBadNotGood (CANADA), Snakehips (UK)

Sunday, 22nd September – 8:00pm

Oxford Art Factory

Tix: $25 + BF via Moshtix or $20 for OutsideIn 2013 ticketholders

OutsideIn 2013 Lineup

Zomby (UK)


Freddie Gibbs (USA)

Astral People presents Since I Left You (AUS)

BadBadNotGood (CAN)

Jam City (UK)

Objekt (GER)

Laurel Halo (USA)

Mark Pritchard (UK/AUS)

Cosmo’s Midnight (AUS)

Oisima (AUS)

Andras Fox & Oscar Key Sung (AUS)

Rainbow Chan (AUS)



Wave Racer

Willow Beats

Elizabeth Rose



Slow Blow

Lewi McKirdy



UNTZZ Twelve Inch

Mike Who

Bad Ezzy

Jimmy Sing

Ben Fester

Max Gosford

James McInnes

Felix Lloyd

Mary’s Basement

Clunk & Sleepyhead

Percy Miracles

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