Storm Music Festival will no longer take place in Australia later this year, due to problems with production and operations that were caused by “adverse weather conditions” at their flagship event in Shanghai last month.
“As many fans of Storm Festival are aware there were adverse weather conditions at Storm Music Festival Shanghai and this impacted our Australian production and operations,” they wrote on Facebook a short time ago. “Our team has made the difficult decision to reschedule Storm Music Festival Australia so that we can deliver the true Storm experience for our fans.”
“We apologise for the delay in communicating this to you. We’ve been working around the clock to make the original event date work, but it is just not possible.”
Local authorities abruptly pulled the plug on the Shanghai event last month, after severe thunderstorms and torrential rain caused havoc at the festival site.
Storm was due to take place at Sydney’s Parramatta Park on December 9. They had already announced acts such as Mija, Ghastly, NGHTMRE, Kill Frenzy, and Ephwurd. A revised festival date will be revealed in the coming months.
Read Storm’s full statement below.