Australia's new Festival X has been cancelled

Australia's new Festival X, from the reunited founders of retired juggernaut Stereosonic, has been cancelled earlier than its deliberate first version.

Hardware and OneLove's slated new touring day occasion was speculated to hit Auckland and Brisbane on November 29 and 30, and Sydney and Melbourne on December 1 and a couple of.

But organisers at present (October 1) posted: "Due to unexpected last-minute modifications in artist availability, the companions concerned in Festival X have agreed to not proceed with the 2018 occasion.

"We got down to ship the easiest expertise and the compromises to the proposed line-up didn't meet the imaginative and prescient that we have now for Festival X. More information will observe on our future plans for Festival X - keep tuned to the web site and Facebook web page for extra data."

There had been no line-up bulletins for the reason that pageant was first introduced a few months in the past.

Hardware boss Richie McNeill mentioned on the time: “We’ve been engaged on this for some time now and the time is true. Fans and the trade desire a dependable, worth for cash musical expertise showcasing the faves and new artists. We’ve obtained superior musical artists, stage designers and builders chargeable for among the most spectacular wanting stage designs at EDC, ID&T and many others."

The deliberate Sydney and Melbourne dates have been the identical weekend Stereosonic dominated earlier than it completed up after 2015. Its Facebook web page states the 2 promoters had joined forces with Live Nation for the occasion.

Hardware's new New Year's Day social gathering, The First NYD, was additionally not too long ago introduced.

Scott Carbines is Mixmag's Australian Digital Content Editor, observe him on Twitter