We’re saddened to have to tell you that Future Music Festival will not be returning in 2016 as the Australian festival, which first started back in 2006, has been cancelled.
“We’re very sad to say that we’ve decided 2015 was the last year for Future Music Festival,” organizers wrote. “It’s been a difficult decision to make but in the end travelling the festival in its current form across Australia simply doesn’t make financial sense anymore. We want to thank you all for your support over the years – we’re grateful for all the unforgettable times we’ve shared together.”
Despite a spectacular outing in 2015 that boasted Drake, Avicii, The Prodigy, Afrojack, Martin Garrix and more, ticket sales weren’t enough to justify keeping the festival in existence. The Mushroom Group (who bought Future a few years back) stated that a travelling festival just isn’t feasible anymore and simply doesn’t make sense.
“The decision to discontinue Future Music Festival was not made lightly,” Mushroom Group owner Michael Gudinski said of the cancellation. “A point came though where it simply no longer made sense to continue. We believe in the festival industry in Australia and plan to announce an exciting new festival concept in the coming months.”
If there’s a silver lining here, it’s that Mushroom is planning a new festival to replace Future. No news on what exactly they have in store for us, but we’ll most definitely keep you updated once we hear more.