It is our passion and intent to bring a first class, sustainable music event to the spectacular region of the Tweed Valley, NSW.
We set out on this journey late last year (2015) and it has been an eventful and often difficult journey with many unforeseen obstacles. Although we have dealt with these situations as they’ve presented themselves, it has had a significant effect on our planning and implementation with sale of tickets being delayed by many months from our original plans.
Many of these negative hurdles are a direct result from the financially failed 2015 Murwillumbah Country Roots Fest in which we were NOT associated with as organisers, yet we have been unfairly linked with.
Therefore, we believe the only smart business decision is to postpone the inaugural Tweed Valley Country Roots Fest until Oct 2017. We certainly understand that this decision is not ideal, nor is it made lightly. However with only ten weeks left to go until the 2016 festival date we cannot ignore the increasing risks we are putting on our investors, stakeholders and ultimately ourselves.
A postponement to 2017 does not deter us, it simply gives us extra preparation time and the opportunity to gain additional resources, sponsorships, partners and stakeholders. More than ever, we are committed to making this the successful event we believe it will become.
In lieu of the 2016 October long weekend festival postponement (and to show our ongoing commitment to the community), we are holding a smaller FREE street concert in partnership with the Tweed Foodie Fest in September 2016. This will include some very special guests with more news to come.
Nash & Veronica Chambers