Little splendour in music festival cancellations

New inquiry launched to ascertain the future of an eroding music festival landscape.
DJ at music festival.

As news of the cancellation of the Splendour in the Grass festival has spread, the long-term repercussions of repeated blows to the music festival sector have become immediately very real.

The new has come ahead of Creative Australia’s research report ‘Soundcheck: Insights into Australia’s music festival sector’, which will be tabled on 9 April.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina