Uh oh, another festival has been cancelled! This time it’s the Great Southern Blues Festival in Bateman’s Bay, which was set to be held from September 30th to October 2nd. The event was to be headlined by the John Butler Trio, Pete Murray, Kasey Chambers and Blue King Brown, but alas disappointing ticket sales have led promoters to pull the plug. In a statement released on their website today, organisers said that while this year’s event was cancelled, they hoped to return in 2012 with the festival. Their statement reads:

The organisers of the annual Great Southern Blues Festival, today announce with great disappointment that the event scheduled for the Labour Day Long Weekend; Friday 29th September – Sunday 2nd October, will regrettably be cancelled.

In this current economic climate, unsatisfactory ticket sales for the event have unfortunately made it impossible for us to proceed. We would like to thank all of the media partners, suppliers and loyal supporters for all of their hard work and commitment to this much-loved event.

All patrons are advised that all tickets will be fully refunded directly to the credit card with which they were purchased by Friday 2nd September. Any queries pertaining to ticket refunds should be directed to info@bluesfestival.tv

Great Southern Blues Festival upholds a firm belief in environment, great music and good times. The festival will return in 2012 in full swing with a stellar lineup and continuing energy to bring a super event to its fans.