Air + Style festival promotors go into liquidation, debut Australian event cancelled
The inaugural Aussie edition of Air + Style festival – snowboarder Shaun White’s music and snow sports event – has been canned.
Mere weeks out from its scheduled debut, the festival’s local promoter, Moore Sports International, went into liquidation last week.
The August event – which debuted in Austria in 1994 – was set to host performances from Flo Rida and Snow Patrol.
Air + Style confirmed the cancellation in a statement posted to Facebook, saying “It is with great disappointment that we share the news that Air + Style Australia has been cancelled by the local promoter due to circumstances beyond our control.
“We had partnered with a company that we believed shared our vision and values, but ultimately they did not.
“Unfortunately, this left us in difficult [sic] situation, which resulted in a forced cancellation of the weekend.”
Organisers have said that the event has been postponed indefinitely.
“To all ticket buyers, athletes, and musicians – thank you for your enthusiasm and continued support. Tickets will be fully refunded through Moshtix and we plan on returning in the future with a stellar event.”
Moshtix added in another statement: “For those who have purchased tickets, the purchase price will automatically be refunded back to your credit card/PayPal account. The process usually takes around 3 – 5 business days for the funds to return to your account.”
Set to take place over three days at Sydney’s Domain, the festival was set to host Big Air, a snowboarding and skiing competition from a 16-storey ski ramp.
Flo Rida’s appearance was set to be his first Australian show in over six years, while Snow Patrol haven’t performed in Sydney since their Fallen Empires tour in 2012.
Both Flo Rida and Snow Patrol’s headline shows around the country are still confirmed to go ahead.