The Lost Weekend festival, set to host the likes of Dinosaur Jr, The Drones and Brian Jonestown Massacre at the Riverstage in Brisbane on March 6-7, has been cancelled.
The statement on the website reads:
The Lost Weekend has been cancelled.
After moving from Ivory’s Rock to the Brisbane River Stage, The Lost Weekend has had insufficient time to achieve critical mass and we have been left with no choice but to cancel the event.
As local promoters it was our dream to run an event similar to other regional events like Meredith in Victoria and to bring such an event to SE QLD.
This is one of the saddest and most difficult decisions we have ever had to make.
We apologise to the real music fans that have supported The Lost Weekend and purchased tickets.
A FULL REFUND will be available to all of you from the point of purchase next week.
We also apologise to the bands who had committed to our dream.
All other information has been removed from the website.
||Having seen a need for a camping and music festival easily accessible to the music fans of Brisbane, the team behind Sounds Of Spring planned The Lost Weekend which was to be involve three days of camping and music situated less than an hour from Brisbane’s CBD.
Unfortunately issues beyond the promoter’s control have made running the event in the way that they envisaged impossible, and have forced the inaugural The Lost Weekend to be moved to the picturesque Brisbane Riverstage and Botanical Gardens.
The festival will no longer be a camping event and will now be held on Saturday March 6 and Sunday March 7, with the same diverse and exciting selection of international, interstate and local acts performing over three stages between 10am and 10pm on both days, still making it the perfect end to the festival season.
Continue reading The Lost Weekend Festival – Change of Venue
||Much-loved and lauded performer Amanda Palmer is returning to Australia in February and March to wow fans in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Byron Bay and Brisbane.
Last here in early 2009 Amanda toured our shores with shows that left critics and fans raving.
Time Off Brisbane wrote “Palmer is an amazing lyricist and composer. One of the best shows that The Tivoli has seen in a long time.”
Rip It Up in Adelaide echoed the sentiment adding “The entire night was an intimate sharing of stories and jokes…Have To Drive and Strength Through Music left the crowd speechless until their very end, some on the verge of tears as they applauded as loudly as possible.” Continue reading Tour News: Amanda Palmer returns to Australia in 2010
THE USED AUSTRALIAN TOUR POSTPONED TO MARCH 2010
The Used’s tour of Australia, scheduled to take place in November this year, has been postponed to March 2010. The venues remain the same and all tickets bought for the November shows are valid for the rescheduled March shows (details available below). Refunds are available at the point of purchase for those unable to make the new dates:
Wednesday 18 November NOW Thursday 18 March, 2010 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, All Ages
Friday 20 November NOW Tuesday 16 March, 2010 The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, SOLD OUT!
Sunday 22 November NOW Sunday 14 March, 2010 – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, U18
Tuesday 24 November NOW Friday 12 March, 2010 – UNSW Roundhouse, All Ages
The Frontier Touring Company has announced the news punk rock fans have been waiting for – The Used are returning to Australia! This will be The Used’s first tour of Australia since 2007’s Taste of Chaos jaunt that left all fans wanting more. And more it will be as The Used perform for all ages fans in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney this November, performing songs from their new release Artwork.
The Used have built their reputation on explosive live performances, and their last Australian sojourns didn’t buck the trend. Fans were left exhilarated.
Continue reading THE USED Returning To Rock Australia – November 2009