The Wagga Country Music Club and city mayor have described the cancellation of the 2019 Murrumbidgee Music Muster as disappointing.
The country concert announced for the Murrumbidgee Turf Club was set to be a first for Wagga.
It was announced only in November this year.
“Quite a few of our members were excited about making the event, so it’s a shame,” club president Don Tuckwell said.
“It would’ve been boost to region and for country music fans.
“I suspect they can’t find replacements so it’s probably best they cancelled it earlier than later.”
Quite a few of our members were excited about making the event, so it’s a shame.Don Tuckwell, president of Wagga Country Music Club
In late November, Wagga City Council decided to support the event with commitment of $30,000 from its event-sponsorship budget.
Mayor Greg Conkey said he understood it was “another event that clashed” leading to “artists not being able to come to Wagga”.
“Event organisers wanted top artists here – our understanding is that it’s been postponed until 2020,” Cr Conkey said.
“It must be disappointing for those fans in this part of the country.”
Cr Conkey said event organisers would need to re-apply for funding and that the council was “not out of pocket” following their decision in November.
Patrons who have purchased tickets will receive full refund from Oz Tix or Ticketmaster.
Event promoters Empire Touring has not respond to queries about further details surrounding the cancellation.
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