Air + Style Sydney Called Off; Promoters In Liquidation

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Last year’s festival also at Exposition Park in Los Angeles featured TV On the Radio, YG, Marian Hill, Major Lazer, Flume and Vince Staples among others Feb. 18-19, 2017
The first edition of Air + Style Sydney festival in Australia has been called off. The event was to feature Snow Patrol and Flo Rida.
Air + Style, the winter sport/music festival was recently acquired by renowned snowboarder Shaun White, reportedly announced the cancellation on its Facebook page July 10, though the post seems to have since been taken down. The Air + Style Sydney website was non-functional at press time.
“It is with great disappointment that we share the news that Air + Style Australia has been cancelled by the local promoter due to circumstances beyond our control,” a statement provided to Pollstar by Air + Style reps read.
“As a brand, we pride ourselves on always creating the most top-tier, dynamic sports and music event, and we were looking forward to bringing that experience to Australia for the first time.
“We had partnered with a company that we believed shared our vision and values, but ultimately they did not. Unfortunately, this left us in difficult situation, which resulted in a forced cancellation of the weekend.
“To all ticket buyers, athletes, and musicians –  thank you for your enthusiasm and continued support. Tickets will be fully refunded through Moshtix and we plan on returning in the future with a stellar event.”
The event was being promoted by Moore Snow Sports, which, according to Australian government records, was being wound up and in liquidation as of July 3. 
The event would have taken place at The Domain in Sydney Aug. 3-5. Flo Rida and Snow Patrol are still scheduled to play other shows in Australia in August. 
When White spoke to Pollstar about Air + Style in February, he said the Los Angeles event was “Financially … probably the biggest risk I’ve taken in a long time. It’s such a huge thing to have my name associated with the event. I really put my own money behind it, and festivals are not cheap.”
That Los Angeles event went off without a hitch March 3-4 at Exposition Park with Phoenix, Zedd, Gucci Mane, Cashmere Cat, Phantogram and others.