Wet weather havoc forces Blue Mountains Music Festival to postpone

It’s been three years since the Blue Mountains Music Festival was last held, with organisers forced to postpone yet again due to the continuing rain in NSW.

The Katoomba festival was due to be held from March 18-20, but the deluge of rain has made it but impossible to install the stages safely.

The festival has now been rescheduled for October 7-9 this year.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the postponement of our beloved Blue Mountains Music Festival,” the festival organisers said.

“As rain continues to bucket down here in Katoomba, with landslides and road closures, our inspection of the festival site yesterday afternoon revealed that the ground’s saturation level will not support the necessary infrastructure.

“We are so disappointed for all the artists, technical crew, support crew, stallholders, suppliers and volunteers who were all getting ready to set-up for what would be our return festival. And for you, our festival supporters who were looking forward to seeing such an amazing line-up of performers and delighting in seeing live music again.”

While ticket holders will be able to get a refund, the organisers asked that anyone who can’t make it on the new dates to donate their ticket instead.

“We are a very small festival and the postponement of now three festivals means that we are in a more precarious financial state,” the organisers said.

“If anyone feels that they can’t come and would like to donate their tickets these will go to supporting the infrastructure of the festival.”