There’s been anticipation, as the event hire in Sydney industry has been waiting for the inaugural AU iteration of the Air + Style festival, the lovechild of international snowboarding icon Shaun White. Unfortunately, those hopes will be dashed, as recent developments has led to the event getting canned.
A few weeks before the event is scheduled to debut in Australia, the local promoter for the event, Moore Sports International went into liquidation, putting the kibosh on the event’s debut in the Australia.
The event, held annually in August, debuted back in 1994 in Austria, with performances from Flo Rida and Snow Patrol. Air + Style released a statement on Facebook confirming the cancellation, disappointedly sharing the news that the Air + Style Australia has been cancelled, as decided by the local promoter, a decision brought about by circumstances beyond control.
Air + Style says that they believed that Moore Sports International was an event hire in Sydney that shared their vision and values, but recent revelations say otherwise. They say that this has, unfortunately, left them in a difficult situation, which has led them to decide that they needed to cancel the weekend. Specifically, the organisers say that the event is postponed indefinitely.
The group has reassured everyone who purchased a ticket, as well as participating athletes and musicians, saying that their tickets will be fully refunded via Moshtix and that they plan on making a comeback sometime in the future with a big event. Air + Style also express gratitude for their enthusiasm and support.
Moshtix, following that statement, released their own statement on the matter, saying that, for those who purchased tickets, they’ll get the purchase price back in full automatically to their credit card/PayPal account, which they say will take around 3-5 days.
Set to take place over three days, the Air + Style festival was set to host the Big Air competition, a snowboarding and skiing event, with participants skiing from a 16-storey tall ramp. Flo Rida’s appearance at the event was set to be his first appearance in Australia in over 6 years, whilst Snow Patrol hasn’t had a performance since their Fallen Empires tour back in 2012.