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Defqon 1 Festival Postponed Indefinitely After Failing To Find A Venue

Defqon 1 Festival Postponed Indefinitely After Failing To Find A Venue

Australia has tons of music festivals that are notorious for a bunch of different reasons.

Whether it be Splendour in the Grass with its muddiness, the late Stereosonic with its let's say intense clientele or Rainbow Serpent with its kookiness - they all have their 'thing'.


But few festivals have the Big Dick Energy like Defqon 1, which has been around in Sydney for the past 10 years. It attracts headlines nearly every year for either the amount of drugs seized or for the number of people killed or hospitalised because of illicit substances.

While tens of thousands of people attend the event and are fine, it's a few rogue cases that give it a bad reputation, and it's this rep that's caused the festival to be postponed indefinitely.

Writing on Facebook, the event admins wrote: "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"Unfortunately the Sydney International Regatta Centre and its affiliates have withdrawn their support for the event.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.


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"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."

The state government hasn't been shy about its dislike for the festival, especially last year when two people died and three were left critically ill. In addition to that, more than 700 people sought medical assistance.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said: "We will do everything we can to shut this down, I don't want to see this event happen again.

"I'm absolutely aghast at what's occurred, I don't want any family to go through the tragedy that some families are waking up to this morning, it's just horrible to think about."

So it looks like the munting times for Defqon 1 partiers are on hold for now. Who knows, maybe it'll move interstate and the party will continue.

Featured Image Credit: Defqon 1/Facebook

Topics: Entertainment, Music, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.


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