Peats Ridge Festival "wound up"

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New Year’s fixture Peats Ridge Festival is being wound up, according to a statement from the organisers this afternoon: “In the wake of what was an incredible 2012 Peats Ridge Festival, it is with great regret that I have to announce that the income from ticket sales and other sources fell below that required to meet the costs of the event. As a result, the Festival’s accountants have advised that the entity that runs the Festival be wound up. We are in discussion with various parties about the future of the Festival and will release information as soon as it becomes available. I would like to thank everybody involved in creating the 2012 Festival and for making such an extraordinary and memorable event possible.”

With nine years of festivities to its name, Peats Ridge established itself as one of Australia’s leading New Year’s camp-outs, producing diverse line-ups while remaining true to its ethos of environmental sustainability. The 2012/2013 edition of the festival was headed by the ‘most requested band in the festival’s history’ John Butler Trio and celebrated soul group Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, with dance fans catered for by Krafty Kuts and A-Skillz, a Friendly Fires DJ set, Luke Slater, Theo Parrish and plenty more.

The festival was staged in Glenworth Valley, one of Australia’s most picturesque festival locations, with “art installations, kooky themed venues, multimedia, theatre, dance, cabaret, comedy, circus, and much, much more”.

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