- Major music festival has been scrapped
- Organisers blamed cost-of-living crisis
A major music festival has been cancelled days before it was meant to start with the organiser blaming the cost-of-living crisis.
Coastal Jam organisers announced the event not go ahead on the Mornington Peninsula, in Victoria, on January 13.
Event organiser Adam Metwally said the decision had not been made lightly.
‘Everyone that I know has been feeling the sting of the cost of living crisis and one of the consequences of this has been the much slower than usual and very much last minute sales for boutique events like Coastal Jam,’ he said.
A major music festival has been cancelled days before it was meant to start with the organiser blaming the cost-of-living crisis
‘(Music fans) only have enough money for a few things now, naturally leading to the major festivals, massive international tours being the priority which I fully understand.
‘Unfortunately it’s led to smaller boutique festivals and events such as ours to fall by the wayside.’
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