With the third annual Sprung Festival over and done with for another year in Brisbane, event organisers have some bad news today for the people of Melbourne, confirming that the inaugural Victorian version has been cancelled.
The official statement reads, “Despite agreements with the Yarra City Council and agreeing to all conditions on provisional liquor license, due to issues raised by the Divisional Planning Unit, North West Metropolitan Region, the Victorian Police have withdrawn their support for the event. This has left the Yarra City Council with little to no choice but to withdraw all support for the applications and therefore rescind the event permits.”
They reveal that despite last minute emergency negotiations with alternative venues and with the clock ticking on the time needed to obtain the necessary permits, they had no alternative but to cancel this year’s event.
The 2013 Sprung Festival was due to hit Melbourne on Saturday October 19 at the city’s Kevin Bartlett Sport and Rec Complex in suburban Burnley.
Full refunds are available at the point of purchase.
October 19 : Melbourne (Kevin Bartlett Sports & Rec Complex) CANCELLED