Q-dance has announced that longstanding festival Defqon.1 Australia will not be returning this year after being unable to secure a venue.
As one of the leading brands in the festival scene, Q-dance has become well-known for its stunning production elements and epic shows that are filled to the brim with the harder styles of dance music. Over the years they expanded from their original home in The Netherlands to bring the sound of hard dance to the rest of the world with prominent shows and festivals like Defqon.1 Australia.
Since the first edition back in 2009, the single-day festival had grown significantly in size while also bringing some of the biggest names in the hard dance scene to the stage. Today, the entire community has taken a blow as after a decade-long run the news surfaced that Defqon.1 Australia would not be returning.
Taking to social media, Q-dance stated that after the Sydney International Regatta Centre withdrew their support for the event they’ve been unable to find a new home for the festival in 2019. A heavy hit to the dance music scene in Australia, the future of the festival in any form also seems uncertain as provinces like New South Wales continue to clamp down with more restrictions.
Read the full statement from Q-dance regarding Defqon.1 Australia:
“Warriors, it is with great sadness to inform you that Defqon.1 Festival will not return to Australia this year.
Unfortunately, the Sydney International Regatta Centre and its affiliates have withdrawn their support for the event. Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to secure a suitable replacement venue for the event to take place this September.
To our fans, Ambassadors, and everyone else that has contributed to the incredible memories we created for the past 10 years: from the depths of our orange heart we would like to thank all of you for your ongoing support, dedication, and for creating the most epic family imaginable.
While we continue to look for a suitable alternative location that meets our quality standards, we remain uncertain if and when we return.
During this time, we welcome you to explore our events or hostings in of any of the 15 countries we are active in this year.
Forever one tribe,