The Sydney leg of the 2024 Pandemonium festival on Anzac Day, April 25 will now take place at Cathy Freeman Park in the Sydney Olympic Park Precinct.
Promoter Apex Entertainment today announced the venue change for the event – featuring
Alice Cooper, Blondie, Placebo, Deep Purple and a host of other top International and Australian artists – from The Domain in Sydney’s CBD. The move follows discussions with key bodies amidst concern over the event’s proximity to the Anzac Day service held at nearby Hyde Park.
Pandemonium was announced last week, with $10.00 per ticket sold from the Sydney event to be donated to Wounded Heroes, with the organisation having a presence at the concert on the day.
Apex Entertainment CEO Andrew McManus said: “This concert has been six months in the planning and is one of many events, both cultural and sport, that are taking place across the country on April 25.”
“It is disappointing that despite our best efforts to present the event in what we believe is an appropriate manner, there has been kickback from certain circles”.
“This is not an Anzac Day concert, it is an event that is taking place on the public holiday of April 25th , as are many other events.”
Mr McManus said Cathy Freeman Park had been secured as the new venue for the concert, with gates opening at 11.30am and featuring a dozen bands across two stages.
“We’ve put together a brilliant line-up of iconic rock’n’roll acts that is set to deliver an amazing day of music, no matter what the location.”