With the exciting news last month regarding restrictions lifting, we thought we had a smooth run into the 2022 festival; however, mother nature has a different plan.
With total exhaustion and sadness, we announce the cancellation of Yours and Owls 2022 due to flooding.
With the amount of water that has landed on Stuart Park in the past few weeks, the flash flooding we experienced in The Gong over the weekend and the forecast for the rest of this week, we simply cannot safely execute this year’s event. We have been pumping water off the site, developing other management and mitigation plans, even using the SCG’s famous Super Sopper, but nothing has been a match for the formidable force of La Niña. After lengthy consultation with relevant stakeholders and emergency services and no appropriate alternate event site in the area, we are left with no option other than a full cancellation.
Ticket holders will receive a full refund. We appreciate your patience while we go through the relevant processes with the insurer and Moshtix, who will be in contact with you directly (you don’t need to contact them); please keep an eye on your inbox for updates. For further information, please go to Moshtix.
The past few years have been an unprecedented shit fight of biblical proportions for the live music industry. We want to thank all our staff, contractors, suppliers, artists, industry colleagues, stakeholders, the local Gong community, and all of you who bought tickets to Yours and Owls 2022 for your continued support; it means the world to us.
We share your disappointment and apologise for any inconvenience caused; we would love nothing more than to be gearing up to hang with you all this weekend for Gong Christmas.
We will contact all ticket holders regarding the All Ages, After Party and King Stingray workshop with an update on these events in the next few days.
If you can spare any of the cash you had stashed to spend this weekend, please consider donating to those people along the East Coast who have been and continue to be severely impacted by these recent and current flood events.
Stay safe out there; we will be back bigger and better real soon!