"We're extremely apologetic to both artists and fans this will directly effect and want to make it known this is something we did not wish to do."
NSW festival Mountain Sounds has been forced to downsize their event and remove artists from the line-up, citing "safety, licensing and security" issues as the cause.
In a statement released to their Facebook page today, the festival said that "due to unforeseen circumstances we've had to reduce the amount of stages at #Msf19".
"We have recently had to look at measures across the board to continue moving forward with the event, whilst still maintaining the highest safety standards and ensuring the quality of the festival experience for patrons and artists aren’t compromised," it reads.
"However, due to current increased pressure around safety, licensing and security we have had to modify our site, staging and infrastructure so the event can go ahead..."
"We know that these changes, though unfortunate will help us to continue running Mountain Sounds in the future and, in turn, continue supporting live music in the region for many years to come. We're extremely apologetic to both artists and fans this will directly effect and want to make it known this is something we did not wish to do."
A total of 21 acts have been removed from the line-up including Stella Donnelly, VOIID, Totty, Cry Club and Crocodylus.
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See the festival's full statement, and the full list of artists no longer appearing, below.
Mountain Sounds will take place at the Mount Penang Gardens on 15-16 February, with Courtney Barnett, Angus & Julia Stone and What So Not headlining the event.
Artists no longer appearing at Mountain Sounds Festival 2019
Kayex (DJ Set)
Sad Grrrls Club Dj's
The Nights (Live)