Local fans have been left shocked and saddened in New Zealand after Big Day Out Festival announced that 2012 was to be their last event on the island.
The touring festival has taken place in New Zealand for 18 years. Organiser Ken West said the factor of compounded stress associated with flying to NZ on a Friday and getting everyone back to the Gold Coast for Sunday had attributed to the decision.
It was reported local New Zealand promoter for the show Campbell Smith was emotional when announcing that costs were too high to keep bringing the festival to N.Z without increasing the cost of tickets.
Tickets are available for 160 NZ$ with a 5 NZ$ transaction fee and 4 NZ$ postage fee.
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