Legion have announced that they will be “making a few changes” to the current set up of the festival. We can only assume this means changes to the size of the festival or a movement of the date, as of now they are just under $3Million shy of their campaign target with just 7 days remaining.
In a statement released today Legion HQ have said: “Following a number of discussions with industry partners, bands and the Legion Fan council, John Sankey has made the decision to make a few changes to the current Legion Music Fest set up.”
“After exhaustive consultation, Legion HQ are confident that these changes will not only benefit everyone involved in the short term, but also provide the best possible chance to create sustainability and longevity for Australia’s newest and best hard music festival.”
“We’ve come across a few hurdles in the last few weeks and want to make sure that we’re making the best decisions to ensure that we deliver on our promises.”
Given the time difference between Australia and LA, the team at Legion HQ are currently finalizing all details and will make a full statement detailing the changes tomorrow morning (AEST).
Punters can’t be blamed for not buying tickets, with 7 days remaining they are still waiting for the full line-up, which was one of the main gripes with the Soundwave festival. A lot of people are still to receive refunds from the Soundwave collapse as well and simply can’t afford to pledge.
In the last week, Legion have organized a fan council and also set up an opportunity on Giggedin for local bands to be part of the tour. With a stack of local talent already named for the festival, their efforts would have been better spent on more pressing matters. The best thing to do for everyone involved (even the punters) is to take a step back and re-schedule until 2017 and give themselves time to do it right.
There will be more news as it comes to hand.