Bass Dust Blows Away

Australia’s Northern Territory government has canceled its BASSINTHEDUST festival in Alice Springs.

It will instead hold a small concert with Jimmy Barnes and The Cat Empire at ANZAC Oval on Oct. 3.

The Government said it was “trying a new format,” but declining attendance is rumoured to be the reason.

The inaugural festival attracted 2,500 fans in 2006, but crowd numbers dropped to 1,700 in 2007 and 1,200 last year.