Caloundra Music Festival is cancelled: Another Australian event is canned due ... trends now

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Another Australian music festival has been cancelled with the organiser blaming increased costs as a result of the cost-of-living crisis.

Caloundra Music Festival, which had 16,000 people attend last year, is held annually at Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast and was scheduled for October 4 - 6.

The event, held over three days, usually floods the local economy with an estimated $4m.

However, the event organisers, Sunshine Coast Council, said in a statement they have had to 'pause' the festival.

Caloundra Music Festival is the latest in a long line to fall by the wayside after prominent events such as Splendour in the Grass and Groovin the Moo were canned. 

The Caloundra Music Festival attracted 16,000 concert-goers last year. The festival was scheduled for October 2024 has been paused due to rising costs

The Caloundra Music Festival attracted 16,000 concert-goers last year. The festival was scheduled for October 2024 has been paused due to rising costs 

The organiser posted on Facebook they were 'devastated' to be cancelling the event

The organiser posted on Facebook they were 'devastated' to be cancelling the event 

'The much-loved Caloundra Music Festival (CMF) will take a break in 2024 due to the impact of rising operating costs and cost-of-living pressures on event ticket sales,' organisers said in a statement.

'It will join the growing list of major music festivals across Australia that have been affected by similar challenges.'

The festival organisers said like other festivals around the country, they too had experienced rising costs, including infrastructure, security, policing, labour, and accommodation.

Sunshine Coast Council also said they have had to contend with the 'impact of higher interest rates' on patrons - as well as increased rent, food, fuel and power costs which

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