Golden Plains organisers have announced that the festival will not take place in 2021, citing uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic and the ability to bring the full experience to patrons next year.
It would have marked the fifteenth iteration of the Victorian event, which typically takes place annually across the March Labour Day long weekend.
“The Space-Time Continuum has wibbled, and it has webbled, but it has not wobbled open wide enough to grant safe passage for Golden Plains this Autumn,” commented organisers in a statement on their website.
“When favourable atmospheric conditions return, the full, rolled-gold, four-dimensional GP experience will land again. All dancing, all singing from the same songbook, in a close encounter of the Fifteenth kind. One more spin around the sun should do the trick.”
Golden Plains’ most recent iteration earlier this year featured the lies of Pixies, Hot Chip, Stereolab, Sampa the Great and more marked one of the final large-scale festivals to take place in Australia prior to the pandemic and resultant restrictions around mass gathering.
The festival’s sister event, Meredith Music Festival, cancelled its 2020 event earlier this year.
“Like much of the planet, life in Postcode 3333 must contend with a pandemic and adjust to a different beat for the time being,” organisers wrote in a statement at the time.