SYDNEY, NSW (CelebrityAccess) — Australian metal oriented Legion Music Festival, which aimed to fill the void of the late Soundwave Festival, has been canceled just two months before it was set to open for its debut.
Organizers for the event announced the cancellation in a post on the event's Facebook page, citing a number of 'business considerations.'
The event, which was launched after a number of metal acts were stranded last year, included a crowd-funding drive that raised more than $360,000 from fans, but fell far short of its goal of $3 million to produce the event.
The festival was planned for the Australia Day long weekend, with events ambitiously slated across two weekends for Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and smaller sub-festivals planned for Perth and Adelaide. Front Line Assembly, Lordi, Devil Driver, and BattleCross were among the artists announced as booked for the event.
Organizers also reported that none of the pledged money from crowdfunding had been transacted and said that no fans were 'out of pocket' for their support of the now-canceled event. – Staff Writers