"[A] lack of support and unforeseen circumstances have led to this heartbreaking decision."
Brisbane music festival, Hometown Fest, has been cancelled less than a week out from its debut event.
Branded as "an epic two-day experience with free live music, activities and competitions for all ages during the day and huge ticketed arena show in the evenings", the inaugural line-up boasted the likes of Clay Walker, San Mei, Meghan Patrick, Doolie and Fanny Lumsden and was due to go down at the Brisbane Showgrounds this 23-24 November.
Organisers cancelled the free stages late last Friday citing "a lack of support and unforeseen circumstances".
"We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the talented artists, vendors and most of all, those who did register for tickets," they wrote.
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"Your support and encouragement over the past 12 months has been greatly appreciated. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment."
Returning to social media last night, organisers announced the whole event had now been cancelled.
"Sadly we have been unable to successfully source an alternate venue for the Hometown Fest Visitors Arena and it has now been cancelled," they shared.
"Our sincerest apologies that this has occurred, we would like to thank all those involved for their efforts and all of our followers for their ongoing support."
Ticket purchasers will be able to source a refund directly from Ticketek.
The Music has approached Hometown Fest for further comment.