Due to circumstances beyond the control of promoters, The Lost Weekend festival has had to switch gears. The three-day camping festival has been moved from its original Peak Crossing site to the Brisbane Riverstage and Botanical Gardens.
It will no longer be a camping festival, and rather than the planned three days it will be held on March 6 and 7. Thankfully though the event will still showcase the same awesome bands, including Gyroscope, Dinosaur Jr, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Tumbleweed.
“We will continue to work with the venue and local authorities towards holding an event of the originally intended nature at Ivory’s Rock Conference Centre – all parties have been keen to make The Lost Weekend work and we still believe we will achieve this in time,” the promoter stated. “But in the end we needed to make sure we could provide the best experience at the inaugural event for both patrons and artists alike.”
The change of plans is bound to disappoint many punters looking for that laidback camping vibe, but there is a silver lining for young music fans. The Lost Weekend is now an all ages event.
Two day tickets will now cost $150, while single day passes are also available. Saturday tickets are $100, while Sunday tickets cost $75 (booking fees apply). All current tickets will be valid for the new venue, although refunds are available for anyone not happy with the change of plans. Event organisers will contact all ticket holders shortly to explain their options.
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