The Rewind 80s festival, originally set to be held on NSW’s south coast this month, has been officially cancelled after last week being moved from Kembla Grange near Wollongong to Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion and losing several headlining acts including Sister Sledge.

At the weekend, Bananarama had also announced on Twitter that they were pulling out of the festival.

“All tickets will be refunded, please contact your ticket agent to activate your refund, A full statement will be released later,” the festival website reads.

The promoters of Rewind had originally blamed the weather for the decision to move the festival to the Hordern, but event organiser Terry Youngman admitted to the Illawarra Mercury newspaper that ticket sales were also poor.

“Ticket sales were not anything like they should have been. It was both the weather and ticket sales that led to it being moved,” he said.

A full statement from organisers regarding the cancellation is said to be forthcoming on the official website.

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