Following a successful inaugural event in 2011 in Sydney, upstart indie electro music festival música has announced plans to take 2012 off while they eye expansion of the festival for 2013.
The festival’s debut was highly praised by attendees, who were treated to the sounds of acts such as SBTRKT, Bon Chat, Ghostpoet, and more, and next year they plan on expanding the event into Melbourne and Auckland, in addition to the Sydney event.
“The festival is happening again, we’re doing Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland this year, which is easier from a touring perspective,” festival director Kane Bligh told TheMusic.
“We had an overwhelming reaction to the first event in Tumbalong from public and industry and it was always in our sights to expand into Melbourne and Auckland, my hometown, if things went well in the first year,” she added.
“We have some very exciting acts and performances in the coming lineup, so we can promise another progressive, electric event, staying true to our mantra ‘Never Stand Still’.”
Bligh has emphasised that despite their growth ambitions, the música events will remain the same intimate and sophisticated affairs that made the 2011 event so popular.
According to a representative for the festival, unspecified “production issues” at these new venues have caused the event to be delayed until 2013. The Sydney leg of the festival is expected to remain at Tumbalong.
Organisers in the meantime have been keeping themselves busy, launching a record label to partner with some of their acts, and they’ve reportedly signed an agreement with one of the major labels.
No dates for the 2013 events have been confirmed yet.