We are very sorry for the issues that caused the delay in getting M83 on stage which forced the band to cut their set short by 15 minutes at the Brisbane event last night. It was due to unfortunate and uncommon technical difficulties beyond M83's and our production team's control.
Some aspects of their show were not reflective of the way they usually play and M83 performed in these difficult circumstances to the best of their ability and delivered a great show.
We are very grateful for your patience and understanding and sincerely hope it didn't detract from M83's incredible live performance and a day of amazing music.
The promoters apologise for not communicating what was happening during the delays. We ask you to understand that our focus was trying to get the show up and running as quickly as possible and on a number of occasions we thought that the show was ready, only to discover that the problem was still unresolved. It was an unfortunate situation.
The sound issues that occurred on the other stages at a few points throughout the day were a consequence of the decision to move the entire event indoors two days prior. While they were unfortunate, the issues were relatively minor and on balance we think a better alternative to standing outside all day in the rain. Our goal was to give you and the bands the best possible solution to something (weather) that was obviously out of our control.
We are very grateful for the feedback we received both during and post the event.
We'll be posting pics of the event shortly and are looking forward to hosting more great festivals in the coming weeks.