WA’s soldout Southbound 2016 has been cancelled today due to the fire situation in the festivals surrounding areas. After ongoing communications and information provided from the West Australian Police, Main Roads Department and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the festival organisers had no option but to cancel the event.
“The only alternate route given both main highways are closed is now compromised. The alternative access to the event communicated earlier today is now only open for essential travel. As of news recently to hand festival patrons are now not able to use this road leaving us with no access to the festival site.
First and foremost our thoughts are with our local community of the South West, in what has been a challenging day, with more challenges to come. We give all our love and support to our local family in this intense time of stress.”
“Everyone on site is absolutely devastated as we were working so hard to bring the best Southbound yet. Please understand at this time we will be extremely busy dealing with the cancellation and our thoughts are with those in danger due to the nearby fire.” David Chitty, Director.
With no option to relocate the event all information regarding ticket refunds will be released on Wednesday 13th January with a promise that all Southbound ticket holders will receive a full refund on tickets purchased via official channels.
For more information go to southboundfestival.com.au