Another music festival cancels due to economic climate


A Victorian music festival has cancelled just weeks out from its scheduled date citing the growing economic pains for the decision.

Set to be held at Geelong’s Mt Duneed Estate on February 17, Tent Pole: A Musical Jamboree’s line-up included 10 musical acts including Dinosaur Jr, Mogwai and Calexico.

“In a very disappointing turn of events we have made the difficult decision to cancel Tent Pole 2024,” the event organisers said.

“This decision has not been made lightly as there is still strong belief in the event and what it can offer, however, the current economic climate coupled with the difficulties associated with establishing a new regional festival has made it impossible for us to proceed.”

Customers have been told they will receive an automatic refund.

It marks the third music festival to cancel this year due to the rising cost of living hitting both the cost of suppliers and the hip pockets of music lovers. Coastal Jam on the Mornington Peninsula and Vintage Vibes in the Adelaide Hills also pulled the pin on their respective events this month.