Parklife's returning to its original home ground in Brisbane -- the stunning Botanic Gardens and Riverstage.
Originally scheduled to take place at Parklands Gold Coast on Saturday 25th September, the event is being rescheduled due to road works.
“Despite months of negotiation and the efforts of Parklands, Gold Coast City Council and Queensland Police, we have been unable to ensure that the event can deliver a completely top class customer experience in September at the Parklands venue, due to major road works around the venue and a number of other operational issues which risked reducing the quality of the event," festival organiser and Fuzzy Director Adelle Robinson said.
“Construction to be carried out during September and October for the Gold Coast Light Rail and Gold Coast Hospital and road works on Olsen Avenue have foiled attempts to devise a sufficiently effective traffic management plan to guarantee the quick and safe arrival and departure of customers. And it has become clear that Parklife will be a higher quality event for festival-goers if it’s held at the Botanic Gardens & Riverstage."
The Botanic Gardens has a smaller crowd capacity so Fuzzy's cut the number of tickets being sold.
Fuzzy co-director John Wall has apologised to party-goers. “We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience the move causes to those who have bought tickets," he said.
"We will be providing a free shuttle bus right to the door of Parklife Brisbane from Surfers Paradise to ensure no-one who has bought a ticket misses out. We have also set up a dedicated email hotline parklifebrisbane [at] fuzzy [dot] com [dot] au.
"Festival-goers should email us with any queries about the event relocation or to register for the free shuttle bus to Brisbane from Surfers Paradise,” he says.