One Great Night On Earth not cancelled, postponed
The inaugural One Great Night On Earth festival has been postponed until 2013.
In August, OGNOE project director Lyndel Moore assured fans that the event was “still very much on track” to run on the 1st of December as advertised, but with the festival less then seven weeks away she has now confirmed to FL that there has been a date change “to accommodate some incredible breakthroughs on our front”. Moore assured us that the festival will release more information “in the near future” but had no further comment at this stage.
According to a post on the website of one of the festival’s ‘Artist Ambassadors’ Ted Turner (the Wishbone Ash guitarist, not the media mogul) the festival will be taking place in “early to mid 2013, in Melbourne, Australia.”
When FL spoke to Moore, the project director at OGNOE, in April she assured us that the event, which is being organised to raise funds for victims of natural disasters in Australia, will feature a “gob-smacking” twelve hour lineup of classic rock before an expected audience of between 80,000 and 100,000 punters.
In June the festival posted a series of updates on their Facebook page and then attempted to answer the concerns of worried punters in August by explaining that “when heavy hitting performers ask us to wait and then announce to market with a BANG, that’s exactly what we will do. It’s not just one BIG HITTER we’re signing, it’s a 12 hour format that’s CHOCKERS with great acts. Though the waiting game may not please our fan base, we ask that you think about the difference their performance will make and the lives it will save.”