Tickets Now Worthless As Now & Again Festival Collapses

7 November 2023 | 12:08 pm | Jessie Lynch

Now & Again Festival appears to be on the brink of cancellation following the company's descent into liquidation.

Now & Again Festival

Now & Again Festival (Supplied)

In a shocking turn of events, the much-anticipated Now & Again Festival, scheduled for February 2024 in Melbourne (Naarm), appears to be on the brink of cancellation following the company's descent into liquidation.

The festival, which had only recently announced its lineup featuring international and local stars, is now facing serious trouble that has left ticket holders with little more than worthless paper after it was discovered the company had gone into liquidation as of November 2nd.

“Notice is given that at a general meeting of the members of the Company held on 02 November 2023, it was resolved that the Company be wound up and that Robert Woods & Michael Quin be appointed liquidator(s),” a statement on ASIC Published Notices reads.

Less than a month after creating a buzz with the announcement of headliners such as Metro Boomin, Golden Features, Milky Chance, Lastlings, Kölsch, and Dusky, the festival's future has been thrown into uncertainty. The first signs of trouble appeared when the festival's official website became inaccessible, displaying a 404 error, and its TikTok account vanished without a trace.

Further adding to the concerns, the festival's social media presence has taken a hit, with its Instagram page limiting comments. Attempts to reach the ticketing page on OzTix have been futile, with no options to purchase tickets available, leaving fans confused and anxious.

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An anonymous source close to the festival's operations has cited communication breakdowns as a core issue, revealing that local promoters have been unable to reach parties involved with the festival's organisation. As a result, promotional activities have come to an abrupt halt.

Another source revealed that poor ticket sales were to blame for the festival’s downfall.

There has been no official statement regarding the status of the 2024 event at the time of writing, and we have reached out to Now & Again for comment.

There is no word yet on whether ticketholders will be refunded or not given the situation, and it’s advised ticketholders contact their payment institution if they’re unable to get in touch with Now & Again festival organisers.

The silence is deafening for those who had already invested in the festival, both emotionally and financially.

The collapse of Now & Again is a significant blow to the music scene in Melbourne, which had been eagerly awaiting the festival's return and a performance from Metro Boomin, who had previously pulled out of Listen Out before announcing he would be headlining Now & Again.

As the situation develops, ticket holders are left in limbo, holding out hope for a miracle while facing the stark possibility that the festival may indeed be cancelled.

We will continue to follow this story and provide updates as more information becomes available.