‘Our sincerest apologies’: US rockers pull out of Pandemonium festival

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‘Our sincerest apologies’: US rockers pull out of Pandemonium festival

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Palaye Royale have announced that they are unable to travel to Australia to tour with Pandemonium festival, after the cancer remission of the band members' mother.

A local act will now open each show and will be announced along with set times for all events on Friday, April 19.

“It is with heavy hearts that we are cancelling our performance at the upcoming Pandemonium Festival,” the band said in a statement. “We have encountered a family emergency that requires our immediate attention and presence. In light of this unfortunate circumstance, we extend our sincerest apologies to all those who were anticipating our performance. We are grateful for the understanding and support of our fans, as well as the organizers of Pandemonium Festival, during this challenging time.”

Pandemonium 2024 lineup

  • Alice Cooper
  • Blondie
  • Psychedelic Furs
  • Wheatus
  • Wolfmother
  • Cosmic Psychos
  • Local Opening Act

Pandemonium dates and venues

  • Saturday, April 20: Caribbean Gardens, Melbourne
  • Tuesday, April 23: Alice Cooper,  Blondie, Psychedelic Furs, Wolfmother side show. Entertainment Centre, Newcastle
  • Thursday, April 25 (Anzac Day): Cathy Freeman Park – Sydney Olympic Park Precinct, Sydney
  • Saturday, April 27: Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast (new venue)
  • Sunday, April 28: Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane (new venue)** Blondie not appearing

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The news comes 10 days after Pandeomium festival confirmed Purple, Placebo, Dead Kennedys and Gang of Four will no longer be performing, along with new pricing and refund options.

“We have been hard at work ensuring we deliver events that provide fans with the best possible experience and we extend our thanks to those who have patiently waited for our good news,” the festival outlined in a statement at the time.

“Four festival dates with a couple of location tweaks and a formatting alteration, and one killer Newcastle side show will proceed later this month. We acknowledge the current state of the Australian economy and the cost of living crisis, of which we’re constantly reminded of by the media. This cost of living crisis has impacted the live music touring industry significantly and forced many other festivals and tours sadly, to cancel. Pandemonium is not one of those and despite aforementioned national issues our festival is moving forward.”

Tickets and information for all events can be found at www.pandemonium.rocks.