Secret Valley Officially Cancelled Due To "Lack Of Demand"

10 February 2016 | 10:02 am | Staff Writer

"We hope to return with an alternative, yet similar event later in 2016."

Following our story yesterday confirming that Secret Valley would no longer be held at its planned venues, today festival organisers have confirmed that Secret Valley has been cancelled just 10 days out from the festival's kickoff.

Posted in a statement on Facebook, promoters state, "Despite our very best efforts, a lack of demand from concert goers for these events has left us with no choice but to rethink our approach to these events."

They continue, "Despite the failure of these events to meet the demands and expectations of the music going public, we hope to return with an alternative, yet similar event later in 2016."

Slated to play the festival at Melbourne's Yarra Valley Estate and NSW's Calais Estate, British electronic project Leftfield rescheduled their tour dates last night, stating they'd be performing in Australia regardless of the festivals.

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"Now that we are going to be in the cities, we just want to pack these rooms out and come together with our fans whom we haven’t seen for 5 years," said Leftfield's Neil Barnes.

Promoters are offering refunds for the festival tickets from point of sale, though punters have already been quick to point out the unlikelihood of receiving refunds from accommodation bookings less than two weeks out from the festival. 

Check out the full statement below. 

It’s with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of the Secret Valley concert events scheduled to take...

Posted by Secret Valley on Tuesday, 9 February 2016