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Now & Again Festival Officially Cancelled

24 January 2024 | 12:36 pm | Mary Varvaris

Now & Again festival went into liquidation in November.

Now & Again Festival

Now & Again Festival (Supplied)

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Now & Again festival has officially been cancelled after going into liquidation, with ticketholders receiving an email from liquidators Deloitte today (24 January) informing punters that “the 2024 festival will not be going ahead.”

The line-up for this year’s event was announced in October. Led by US producer Metro Boomin’, the festival would’ve been a thrilling homecoming for Golden Features, with additional acts including Milky Chance, Lastlings, Kölsch, Dusky, Casso, Chris Lorenzo, Kaiit, Laura King, Manda Moore, Ollie Lishman and more.

Less than a month after the line-up was revealed, the cracks began to show: the Now & Again festival website became defunct, showing only a 404 error message, indicating that it had been shut down. Tickets were no longer available to buy from Oztix, the festival’s TikTok account disappeared, and comments were limited on the event’s Instagram account – all ominous signs.

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The festival was due to take place at the Melbourne Showgrounds on Saturday, 3 February.

In November, The Music reached out to representatives of Now & Again for comment. An anonymous source close to the festival told us that communication issues were the core of its problems: local promotors are reported unable to contact overseas parties involved with the festival’s operation, and promotional efforts have effectively ceased.

An email sent to ticketholders from Michael Quin, Joint and Several Liquidator for Deloitte, has confirmed that the festival has officially been cancelled.

The email reads:

Robert Woods and I were appointed Joint and Several Liquidators of the Company by special resolution of the Company’s members passed at a duly convened meeting on 2 November 2023.

The company operated the Now and Again Festival, which was scheduled to take place on 3 February 2024. Unfortunately, as a result of the liquidation, the 2024 festival will not be going ahead.

The email indicates additional information for ticketholders coming soon: “Further communications will be issued to ticket holders in due course”.

The collapse of Now & Again is a significant blow to the music scene in Melbourne, which had been eagerly awaiting the festival's return and a performance from Metro Boomin, who had previously pulled out of Listen Out before announcing he would be headlining Now & Again.