The team at Remain Festival have had to pull the plug on this year’s event, citing lack of registrations.
Remain, which was to feature Melbourne’s Facades and Wolf + Willow had been scheduled from September 15th-18th. It featured a wide array of speakers as well as praise & worship sessions. From the tone of post, it seems unlikely that the festival will return in the future, which is a shame as it pretty much leaves Forest Edge Music Festival as the last Christian music festival operating in Australia now.
With Easterfest, Strawberry Jam, Blackstump all disappearing over the past few years, along with many mainstream festivals as well, it goes to show that Christian music is not immune from the same issues facing the Australian music industry overall. Put simply – people aren’t going to shows. For now, the best we can do is encourage ourselves to get out there and be supportive of each other, before we see more festivals disappear off the map.