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Festival X Will Not Return in 2020 Due to COVID-19

“After an incredible first year, we regret to inform you that this year’s Festival X will not be going ahead,” organisers explained.

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Festival X organisers have announced that the acclaimed event will not be returning in 2020.

Nathan Doran*

Following its acclaimed debut on the Australian festival scene last November, organisers have revealed that Festival X will not be returning to local stages in 2020.

Unveiling its inaugural lineup in July of 2019, Festival X promised some of the biggest names in electronic, house, and hip-hop, including the likes of Calvin Harris, Armin Van Buuren, Lil Pump, and Alison Wonderland, to name a few.

Travelling between Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne over three days, the festival was undoubtedly a welcome addition to the music scene, filling a gap that had been left thanks to the absence of names such as Stereosonic, whose team were behind this newly-launched event.

However, in a year when live shows have become a thing of the past, and stages around most of the country remain empty, Festival X organisers have today revealed that the event will not be returning in 2020.

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After an incredible first year, we regret to inform you that this year’s Festival X will not be going ahead. We have been closely monitoring the local and global situation and out of an abundance of caution for fans, artists, partners, crew and staff, it has become clear that it is not possible for this year’s event to go ahead this December as planned. We thank the Festival X community for your continued support, loyalty and hope you stay safe. We will be back stronger than ever in 2021! Festival X 2019 saw some of the world’s biggest Artists grace our shores, including: Calvin Harris, Armin van Buuren, Lil Pump, Alison Wonderland, Steve Aoki, Generik, Kaz James & more! Watch Video here: https://youtu.be/FbrkoEm2IvU For more info, go to: FestivalX.com.au Hardware Onelove Live Nation Festival X is a partnership between Hardware, Onelove and Live Nation 📸 @nathandoran

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“After an incredible first year, we regret to inform you that this year’s Festival X will not be going ahead,” a statement from organisers explained.

“We have been closely monitoring the local and global situation and out of an abundance of caution for fans, artists, partners, crew and staff, it has become clear that it is not possible for this year’s event to go ahead this December as planned.”

Despite the decision to not go ahead with the event this year, organisers assure fans that the festival “will be back stronger than ever in 2021”.

This isn’t the first time that Festival X has pulled out of the touring scene though, with the event originally set to make its debut back in 2018, before “unforeseen last-minute changes in artist availability” saw the festival withdraw itself from the summer festival landscape before its lineup was even announced.

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