Festival X Has Been Festival AXed


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Most recent to join the long line of music festival casualties in this truly tragic year for fans of ... well, anything, is electronica based Festival X.


Festival X organisers announced today, 3 September, that with great regret, they will not be going ahead with the festival due to constantly changing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Dance music enthusiasts will surely be mourning the loss of the star-studded wub-fest but should know it was cancelled reluctantly with the best intentions.


“We have been closely monitoring the local and global situation and out of an abundance of caution for fans, artists, partners, crew and staff, it has become clear that it is not possible for this year’s event to go ahead this December as planned,” said Festival X organisers.


We thank the Festival X community for your continued support, loyalty and hope you stay safe.”


The festival is run by an amalgamation of several teams behind Australia’s best and biggest festivals including Hardware (PURE, Babylon, Two Tribes, Stereosonic), Onelove (Stereosonic) and Live Nation (Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival and Download).


Having only debuted last year, the Australian east coast festival was christened with some of the biggest names in the electronic, pop and urban spheres. Buzzing crowds of thousands sweated up a storm dancing to the hits of headliners Armin van Buuren, Steve Aoki and Calvin Harris.


Rattling the show grounds of Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in a huge production of smoke, lights and fire, Festival X 2019 lived up to the giddy hype it received and had their loyal band of EDM attendees assuaged with a day of non-stop beats.


Organisers have released the sad news of cancellation alongside a concluding proclamation of hope – they will be back stronger than ever in 2021 with a lineup to knock your sweaty little socks off.



Keep up to date with the Festival X website