GREAT SOUTHERN BLUES FESTIVAL CANCELLED!
THE shock announcement that the Great Southern Blues Festival has been cancelled came from organisers today.
The festival moved from Narooma to Batemans Bay last year after founder Neil Mumme sold the event to legendary concert producer Michael Chugg.
Mr Mumme, who remains in the position as producer, admitted to the ABC Southeast radio this morning that the relocation had something to do with the poor ticket sales blamed for the cancellation. But equally he blamed to poor economic climate.
The announcement on the Great Southern Blues Festival website read as follows:
“The organisers of the annual Great Southern Blues Festival, today announce with great disappointment that the event scheduled for the Labour Day Long Weekend; Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2, will regrettably be cancelled.
“In this current economic climate, unsatisfactory ticket sales for the event have unfortunately made it impossible for us to proceed. We would like to thank all of the media partners, suppliers and loyal supporters for all of their hard work and commitment to this much-loved event.
“All patrons are advised that all tickets will be fully refunded directly to the credit card with which they were purchased by Friday 2nd September. Any queries pertaining to ticket refunds should be directed to email@example.com
“Great Southern Blues Festival upholds a firm belief in environment, great music and good times. The festival will return in 2012 in full swing with a stellar lineup and continuing energy to bring a super event to its fans.”