Bye bye Future Music Festival.
Just a month after wrapping up its 2015 event, organisers of Future Music Festival have announced the festival’s cancellation for the foreseeable future.
“It’s been a difficult decision to make but in the end travelling the festival in its current form across Australia simply doesn’t make financial sense anymore,” reads the statement from the festival.
In a following statement, promoters Mushroom Group have shared their concern about the future of the large travelling festival as we know it today.
“The company will continue its focus on touring through its highly successful companies Frontier Touring, A Day On The Green and boutique music festival Sugar Mountain and the world’s largest under 18 music event Good Life,” reads the statement.
“The Group are developing a new festival concept, which is planned for the same time period previously held by Future Music Festival,” continues the statement, intriguingly.
They did not further elaborate on whether this mystery venture will be another dance music-focussed event.
Mushroom Group bought into Future Music Festival just two years ago and Future Music has made headlines over the past few years over the number of drug arrests made at the festival. This year the Asian leg of Future Music Festival – Future Music Festival Asia was axed just a week from when it was supposed to take place.
The good news for young punters is Mushroom’s confirmation that Future Music’s sister festival Good Life − which normally shares a lineup with Future Music − will continue on as a festival of its own.
Chairman Michael Gudinski adds, “The decision to discontinue Future Music Festival was not made lightly. A point came though where it simply no longer made sense to continue. We believe in the festival industry in Australia and plan to announce an exciting new festival concept in the coming months.”
The official statement of the cancellation of Future Music Festival is as follows:
The official aftermovie for Future Music Festival 2015 can be seen below:
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