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Perth's popular music festival Southbound has just been cancelled due to the fire situation in the festivals surrounding areas. According to the just issued press release, "The fire, which started Wednesday afternoon and reached emergency status during the night and into Thursday morning, has left us with no time to relocate prior to gates opening tomorrow".
"The only alternate route given both main highways are closed is now compromised. The alternative access to the event communicated earlier today is now only open for essential travel. As of news recently to hand festival patrons are now not able to use this road leaving us with no access to the festival site."
Southbound director, David Chitty has made the following statement:
“Everyone on site is absolutely devastated as we were working so hard to bring the best Southbound yet. Please understand at this time we will be extremely busy dealing with the cancellation and our thoughts are with those in danger due to the nearby fire.”
Southbound patrons will receive a full refund on tickets purchased via official channels. Information regarding ticket refunds will be released on Wednesday the 13th of January.
Southbound which traditionally offers a similar lineup to the east coast Falls Festival would have had Bloc Party, Foals, Gary Clark Jr, Halsey, Kurt Vile, Mac Demarcho, The Wombats, Toro Y Moi, Weird Al Yankovic, Disclosure, BØRNS, Young Fathers, as well as the selection of the finest Australian artists such as Paul Kelly, Courtney Barnett, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry, Meg Mac, Hiatus Kaiyote, Birds Of Tokyo and many more performing over three days (8th to the 10th of January 2016). 15,000 music fans were due to attend on Sir Stewart Bovell Park for the 12th annual camping and music event.
2016 SOUTHBOUND ALPINE · BIRDS OF TOKYO · BLOC PARTY · BØRNS · COURTNEY BARNETT · DISCLOSURE · DJANGO DJANGO · FOALS · GANG OF YOUTHS · GARY CLARK JR · GREAT GABLE · HALSEY · HIATUS KAIYOTE · HILLTOP HOODS · JARRYD JAMES · KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD· KURT VILE AND THE VIOLATORS · LITTLE MAY · THE MACCABEES · MAC DEMARCO · MEG MAC · OH WONDER · PAUL KELLY & MERRI SOUL SESSIONS FEATURING CLAIRY BROWNE, DAN SULTAN, KIRA PIRU, VIKA & LINDA BULL · RUFUS · SAN CISCO· SETH SENTRY · SOAK · SLICK MONKS · TA-KU (LIVE)· TORO Y MOI · ‘WEIRD AL’ YANKOVIC · WOMBATS· YOUNG FATHERS
FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER (JAN 08):
Brand new opening night party, disco inferno fancy dress theme!
ART VS SCIENCE · THE DANCING ACCOUNTANT · DEATH DISCO DJS · ELLIPHANT · FUNK CLUB SUPERSTARS DJS · HWLS · KOI CHILD · PILERATS DJS + MORE
ADAM ROZENBACHS · BECKY LUCAS · NAZEEM HUSSAIN · NICK CODY · RANDY · TIEN TRAN
SOUTHBOUND COCONUT CLUB LINE-UP, IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:
ELK ROAD (DJ SET)· KILTER · KLUE · LOSTON· LUEN · LUKE MILLION · PACES· PALACE · YOUNG FRANCO + ‘COCONUT CLUB’ REGULARS: BOSTON SWITCH · DJ MANDY B · DJ MUTCHY · FUNGLE CLUB · MICAH BLACK (RTR FM)· SWAMI ADIMA · BONGO LOCO · THE HOUSEJUNKIE · THE SHADOW BROTHERS (ROUGH LOVE/THE FACTORY)
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