Tasmania’s MS Fest has been cancelled due to low ticket sales, acts pulling out, and a bad weather forecast.
Tasmanian newspaper The Mercury reports that the music festival, scheduled for this coming weekend, has been called off.
Acts due to perform included Fat Freddy’s Drop, Little Red, Matt Corby, The Naked And Famous, Sparkadia, and UK acts Roots Manuva, Bomb The Bass and U.N.K.L.E.
The festival drew 14,000 people last year and has been a major fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The Tasmanian chief executive of the group, Dale Eastley, cites a wet weather forecast, low ticket sales, and injury and illness causing Little Red and Fat Freddy’s Drop to cancel, as the reasons for calling off the day-long outdoor festival.
The group were planning on staging two smaller indoor shows, but time constraints prevented it. All pre-sold tickets to MS-Fest will be refunded.
Read their official statement here.