HAWKE'S BAY N.Z. (CelebrityAccess) — Organisers at Mission Estate Winery in New Zealand have canceled their annual concert after they were unable to secure a headlining artist for the event.
It is the first time since 1993 that The Mission Concert, as the event is called, will not be staged at the end of summer. However, organizers were quick to assure that the cancelation for 2015 was just a hiatus and not an ending.
"It is unfortunate that we have, so far, been unable to secure a suitable act for the 2015 summer season" said Peter Holley, the Mission Estate's CEO on the Winery's website. "However, this in no way affects our restaurant business or our core business of making and distributing wine to both our domestic and fast growing export markets. We look forward to hosting our loyal concert patrons again soon when a suitable act has been secured."
Organizers cited availability and scheduling issues as root causes. Previous headliners at the event include Tom Jones, Eric Clapton, Sting and Rod Stewart. – Staff Writers