Heavy Rain Forces Temper Trap To Axe Regional Qld Show

2 June 2012 | 11:08 pm | Staff Writer

The Temper Trap's headline slot at triple j's One Night Stand concert in southern Queensland tonight was cut due heavy rainfall.

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The Temper Trap's headline slot at triple j's One Night Stand concert in Dalby, southern Queensland, was cut after heavy rain caused front-of-house flooding and water damage to the stage monitors.

The concert had attracted 15,000 punters with Stonefield and Matt Corby playing sets earlier in, what a triple j press statement described as, "a wet but fun day".

Twenty-five minutes into a set by hip hop star 360, the plug was pulled. The rapper finished his aborted set with the rhyme, "Mother Nature, I fuckin hate ya."

Station Manager Chris Scaddan explained, “Due to safety reasons 360's set was postponed. After ten minutes it was clear the water wasn't going to stop and the call was made by triple j and event production staff that the concert couldn't continue safely."

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The Temper Trap apologised to fans via triple j, “We were really disappointed when told we couldn't go on stage... for safety reasons. We were advised the amount of water had made the site unsafe for the crowd, working personnel and the bands. 

"The crowd at Dalby was awesome and we were amped to get out there and play. Thanks to everyone who came and we hope to see you at a show soon.”