Cancellation of Second Australian Music Festival Due to Cost-of-Living Crisis

Vintage Vibes Festival Postpones Event Due to Economic Pressures

The Vintage Vibes Festival, scheduled to take place on January 27-28 at Tomich Wines in Adelaide Hills, has been postponed to later this year. This decision comes as a result of the current economic pressures that have made it impossible for the festival to proceed. The Vintage Vibes team expressed their disappointment in having to make this “hard decision,” but emphasized that they want to ensure the event meets the high standards expected by attendees, artists, and partners.

Challenges Faced by the Festival Industry

The Vintage Vibes Festival organizers cited increased pressure on supply chains, particularly for venues outside the CBD, as well as shifts in economic climates as the main challenges faced by the festival industry. These challenges reflect the broader difficulties many are experiencing within the industry. Despite these setbacks, the Vintage Vibes team remains optimistic and is already planning for the future.

Refunds and Ticket Rollover

For those who had purchased tickets for the January event, Vintage Vibes has assured that refunds will be available. However, they encourage fans to hold onto their tickets as they will be honored at the rescheduled event later in the year. This allows ticket holders to still experience the highly anticipated performances by international and local artists such as Rudimental, Groove Armada, Milky Chance, and Cub Sport.

A Message from Founder Adam Metwally

In an emotional video statement posted on the festival’s Instagram account, founder Adam Metwally acknowledged the impact of the cost of living crisis on smaller boutique events like Coastal Jam. He expressed understanding that major festivals and international tours take priority for many due to limited funds. Unfortunately, this has led to smaller events like Vintage Vibes being affected.


The Vintage Vibes Festival’s decision to postpone their event is a reflection of the economic pressures faced by the festival industry in Australia. Despite this setback, the organizers remain committed to providing an exceptional experience for their attendees, artists, and partners. With plans already underway for the rescheduled event, Vintage Vibes looks forward to bringing their unique blend of music and fun to festival-goers later this year.

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“I am thrilled to share the latest updates on the Vintage Vibes Festival with you. As the founder, I am passionate about creating a memorable experience for music lovers over the age of 21. While we faced challenges due to economic pressures, we are determined to overcome them and deliver an unforgettable event. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements!” – Adam Metwally, Founder of Vintage Vibes Festival

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