New Year’s Eve gay Wild Hearts festival in Lismore NSW is CANCELLED amid ‘critical safety concerns’

Major New Year’s Eve festival is CANCELLED as organisers plead for ticket-holders to accept their apology – and reveal the reasons for axing it

  • A New Year’s Eve pride event was canceled due to safety concerns
  • Tropical Fruit’s Wild Hearts festival cancellation confirmed Friday 
  • It was cancelled due to lower than expected ticket sales and high production cost.
  • Organisers claimed that the event was cancelled due to safety concerns.
  • LGBTIQ+ community group offered their deepest apologies for cancelling it

An organizer of a gay new year’s Eve party was unable to sell enough tickets due to ‘critical safety concerns’. 

The Wild Hearts festival was scheduled to begin on December 31 at Lismore Showgrounds. It will be followed by a recovery party that will take place into January 2, 2023.  

Tropical Fruit Inc sent their ‘deepest regrets’ on Friday as the shindig that celebrated “hearts that can’t be tamed” was cancelled.

The Wild Hearts festival (pictured), was to kick off at the Lismore Showgrounds on December 31, followed by a party for recovery that would take place in January 2, 2023.

'It Is With A Heavy Heart That We Announce The Cancellation Of Our Flagship New Years “Wild Hearts” Festival For 2022,' The Lgbtiq+ Community Organisers Announcement Read (Pictured)

‘It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of our flagship New Years “Wild Hearts” Festival for 2022,’ the LGBTIQ+ community organisers announcement read (pictured)

‘It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of our flagship New Year’s “Wild Hearts” Festival for 2022,’ the announcement read. 

“Unfortunately,” the event is no longer viable due to lower than expected ticket sales and high production costs.

“We understand the consequences of this decision on our community and we ask that you accept our deepest apologies.”

The event was to include a camping ground for ticket holders, a cabaret performance, and all-night dance music on three floors. 

It would have also hosted a’smashing lineup of DJs’ as well as NYE fireworks. 

The organisation stated that festival-goers who purchased tickers would be contacted in the near future regarding credits or refunds. 

'We Understand The Impact That This Decision Will Have On Our Community And We Hope That You Can Accept Our Deepest Apologies, The Tropical Fruit Organisers Said

“We are fully aware of the consequences this decision will have in our community. We hope that you can accept our sincere apologies,” the Tropical Fruit organizers said.

The Cancellation Comes After Organisers For The Group In The Nsw Northern Rivers' Region Told Fans The Nye Event Was 'Definitely Going Ahead'

After organizers from the NSW Northern Rivers’ region had told fans that the NYE celebration was going ahead, the cancellation was made.

It comes after organisers for the LGBTIQ+ community group in the NSW Northern Rivers’ region told fans the NYE event was ‘definitely going ahead’.

This was despite the fact that the group was a bit behind schedule due to the extreme flooding in Lismore last February. 

After suffering a flood of one in 100 years in 2017, the town was devastated by a record-breaking flooding five years later.

It came after earlier floods in 1989. 1974. 1954. Although a levee was built after 1999, it did not stop rising waters in the 2000s.

The community witnessed horrifying scenes of people trapped on their roofs and desperate social media requests for help.

Nearly 1000 rescues were performed in the northern rivers region, with the inland city witnessing a staggering 130 floods over the past 150 years.

This feat earned the town the title of the most flood-prone postcode in the country. 

It Said This Despite The Group Being A 'Bit Behind Schedule' Due The Extreme Flooding Unleashed Upon Lismore Last February

It stated this despite the fact that the group was a little behind schedule due to extreme flooding that occurred in Lismore last Feb.

Lismore Was Destroyed By A Record-Breaking Flood, Just Five Years After Suffering A One In A 100 Year Flood In 2017.

Lismore was destroyed in a record-breaking flood five years after it suffered a one-in-100 year flood in 2017. 

The Event Planned To Have A Camping Ground Set Up For Travelling Ticket Holders To Stay, A Cabaret Show And All-Night Dance Music Across Three Floors

The event would have a camping ground available for those who purchased tickets to travel, as well as a cabaret show and all night dance music on three floors.

Lismore (Pictured) In Northern Nsw Is The Most Flooded Postcode In Australia

Lismore (pictured), in northern NSW, is the most inundated postcode in Australia 

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