HYPERFEST organisers may be forced to cancel the all-ages music event on December 8 if ticket sales don’t pick up.
The volunteer Hyper Team has appealed for support through its HyperFest Facebook page.
Top billers at the Midland Oval concert include DZ Deathrays, Polish Club, Ruby Fields, Polaris, Mosquito Coast, Justice for the Dammed, and Antonia and the Lazy Susans.
“Sadly, ticket sales aren’t reflecting the amount of time and effort our team has put into organising this festival,” the team said.
“We feel as the only all-ages festival of this size in WA, that it’s important for Hyper to happen.
“Whether it is as people’s first festival experience or first time performing to a large crowd, Hyper has always been at the forefront for pushing new music to new ears.
“With all this being said, the reality of cancelling Hyper is dawning upon us.
“Over the next week if we are unable to boost our ticket sales, we’ll be forced to cancel Hyper for this year. We’ve been in discussion with Moshtix and if we do need to cancel, every person who’s bought a ticket will receive a full refund. However, that’s a last resort.
“Rather than waiting out the next week and hoping for the best, we’re asking for your help.”
The City of Swan, which supports the festival, is working with the organisers to come to a decision by November 23.
Organisers urged people to buy tickets.
“If you’ve been hovering over the “buy now” button or holding out on a mate to get their ticket, now’s the time to commit,” they said.
Blast from the past: Amy Shark at last year’s HyperFest:
Amy Shark at HyperFest
Posted by The Advocate on Saturday, 18 February 2017