Meadow Festival have announced a change to their lineup after Frankie Cosmos cancelled their appearance.
The New York outfit were due to begin a five-show Australian and New Zealand tour in support of their fourth studio album, ‘Close It Quietly’, later this month, which included an appearance at the rural Victoria Meadow Festival.
“In light of current global events, we’ve decided to postpone our upcoming shows there for a future time,” Frankie Cosmos said in an official statement.
“To say that we’re bummed is an enormous understatement. We’re gonna try out best to come back as soon as possible!”
Frankie Cosmos are being replaced with Wollongong singer Olympia and Melbourne-based New Zealand musician Vanessa Worm. Check out the updated lineup below.
They’ll be join headliners Angie McMahon and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, as well as musicians from Meadow Festival’s recent lineup announcement when they added Donny Benét, Mr. Teenage, Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys and many others to the bill.
Despite Frankie Cosmos’ withdrawal, Meadow Festival organisers were quick to confirm the event will go ahead as planned despite the current COVID-19 outbreak in Australia that has affected many other concerts and festivals that were set to welcome international artists.
“We want to assure you that we are currently implementing the recommended extra safety measures and additional facilities in order to consider the general health and safety of patrons, artists and staff at the event,” organisers said in a statement.
“Meadow will be supplying additional hand sanitisation facilities at our toilets and throughout the festival site among other measures. Thank you for your continued support. We can’t wait to see you in Bambra in just over two week’s time.”
Meadow Festival takes place in Bambra, Victoria, from March 27 to March 29. Tickets for the festival are available via Eventbrite.
Meadow Festival 2020 lineup (in alphabetical order):
Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys
Dyson Stringer Cloher
Elle Shimada Collective
Matt Bourke & The Delusional Drunks
Rolling Coastal Blackout Fever