It’s the end of an era, as Defqon.1 Australia has officially announced the iconic hardstyle music festival will be postponed indefinitely. According to organizers, the event will not return to the continent this year or the foreseeable future. At this time, the fate of Defqon.1 down under remains unknown.
The statement below brings the past 10 years to an end in one sweep. Unfortunately, Defqon.1 has been unable to lock down a replacement venue that adheres to the quality standards they live by.
There’s another side to the story, however. Last year at the event in Sydney, two attendees died and over 700 others sought medical assistance over the course of the festival. The NSW Government and Premier Gladys Berejiklian began implementing ideas to shut the festival down (which they appear to have done successfully), though the festival was offered a new home in Canberra, approximately 275 km southwest of Sydney.
Organizers promise music fans they will continue to explore options for hosting events in other countries, as well as its home in the Netherlands, where it began in 2003. If/when Defqon.1 does return to Australia, Q-dance will be sure to update.
In the post below, the company elaborates on their tough decision to cancel the festival after a decade of music and memories…
Warriors, it is with great sadness to inform you that Defqon.1 Festival will not return to Australia this year.
Unfortunately the Sydney International Regatta Centre and its affiliates have withdrawn their support for the event. Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to secure a suitable replacement venue for the event to take place this September.
To our fans, Ambassadors, and everyone else that has contributed to the incredible memories we created for the past 10 years: from the depths of our orange heart we would like to thank all of you for your ongoing support, dedication, and for creating the most epic family imaginable.
While we continue to look for a suitable alternative location that meets our quality standards, we remain uncertain if and when we return.
During this time, we welcome you to explore our events or hostings in of any of the countries we are active in this year.
Forever one tribe,
Defqon.1 Australia Cancelled Indefinitely
𝗗𝗲𝗳𝗾𝗼𝗻.𝟭 𝗔𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗮 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗽𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗹𝘆Warriors, it is with great sadness to inform you that Defqon.1 Festival will…
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