Mushroom Group, promoters of Future Music Festival, have today announced that the cancellation of the travelling electronic music festival.
In a post on their website, Future stated: “It’s been a difficult decision to make but in the end travelling the festival in its current form across Australia simply doesn’t make financial sense anymore”. Chairman of Mushroom Group Michael Gudinski added that “The decision to discontinue Future Music Festival was not made lightly. A point came though where it simply no longer made sense to continue”.
Don’t be upset punters; Mushroom Group are planning a new ‘festival concept’ planned for the same period in the calendar now vacated by Future’s demise. Furthermore, other festivals run by Mushroom Group, A Day on the Green, Sugar Mountain and Good Life, will continue to run, as will Frontier Touring (also owned by Mushroom Group).
It’s important to note that Future Music hasn’t been cancelled outright, it merely has been on put a hiatus of an undetermined length. Saying that though, it looks likely that the Brisbane leg of the 2015 edition of Future which took place on Saturday 7 March will be its last incarnation.
The fall of Future Music Festival follows the troubles faced by the Big Day Out, which didn’t tour this year, and Soundwave Festival’s well-publicised withdrawals from Perth and Adelaide. Luckily for those party people, Stezzasozza will still offer the opportunity for a gabber.