There’ll be no Coffs stopover on the 2014 Warped tour

Following confirmation that Big Day Out won’t return to Perth, promoter AJ Maddah has sadly shelved another leg of one of his festivals.

Maddah says the attendance of just 1800 at the Coffs Harbour Warped Tour last November isn’t strong enough to justify a return. The festival, which took place at the Coffs Harbour Showground, featured performances from The Offspring, Parkway Drive, Simple Plan, Millencolin, and The Amity Affliction.

The return of Warped festival in 2014 is still a matter of speculation. But Maddah has revealed on Twitter that he’ll talk to “the boss” – Warped Tour founder and co-promoter of the Australian festival Kevin Lyman – in April about this year’s plans for the tour. In addition to Coffs Harbour the festival also made stops in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide.


As previously reported, Maddah confirmed that he won’t be presenting a Big Day Out festival in Perth next year. The future of the Adelaide event is also uncertain, but Maddah says he’s hopeful of its return. “Generally speaking, you lose money in Perth,” Maddah told triple j last week. ”[But] I’m pretty confident that we’re going back to Adelaide. Obviously I can’t make the decision myself, I need to speak to my partners and go through the financials for this year, which are pretty bad.”