Australia’s longest running all-ages festival for eager teens with musical dreams, Push Over, has cancelled its 2014 event, originally scheduled for Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on March 10th. 

Push Over Festival Director Shane Wickens has this afternoon released a statement echoing a similar sentiment to the one that’s becoming alarmingly familiar over recent months: “We are disappointed to see ticket sales down on previous years, however we know we’re in the middle of a very tough summer music festival season. 

It’s now time to revamp the model for the future. We apologise to the artists who have made a commitment to Push Over and to the music fans who have purchased tickets. Refunds are available at the point of sale.

The festival has added a free, compensatory all-ages stage to the Moomba Festival at Birrarung Marr in Melbourne on the original festival date and has promised to return in 2015. 

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