Defqon Dance Festival Postponed In Australia 'Indefinitely'

30 May 2019 | 5:03 pm | Staff Writer

"We remain uncertain if and when we return."

The Australian leg of Defqon.1 has been postponed “indefinitely”, with organisers citing venue issues as the reason.

Last year’s festival in Sydney was plagued with controversy, with two deaths occurring, 45 people charged by police with drug offences and more, and now Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith has “withdrawn their support for the event”.

“Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to secure a suitable replacement venue for the event to take place this September,” Defqon said.

“To our fans, Ambassadors, and everyone else that has contributed to the incredible memories we created for the past 10 years: from the depths of our orange heart we would like to thank all of you for your ongoing support, dedication, and for creating the most epic family imaginable.

“While we continue to look for a suitable alternative location that meets our quality standards, we remain uncertain if and when we return. During this time, we welcome you to explore our events or hostings in of any of the 15 countries we are active in this year.”

Defqon.1 first came to Australia in 2009 and took place at Sydney International Regatta Centre every year since.

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