Let's go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for this all to blow over.
Update: Whilst Jungle Love may not be going ahead, we are instead doing a camp out on September 8 and 9 where YOU create the party.
Unfortunately, Jungle Love 2023 will no longer go ahead. We will be back in the future. Not in 2024, but maybe in 2025. It all depends on when this economy stuff evens out.
Why? The ongoing inflation is driving supplier costs up to amounts that aren't financially feasible for us. And with the cost of living going up, we understand many people are struggling to justify the expense of a multi-day festival. We're just not seeing the ticket sales we need to be assured that we can pay for the expense of creating a mini-city for three days.
Having had many setbacks since 2020 that could have defeated us, we've decided to lay low until better economic times rather than try to fight this uphill battle. We'll be back when we have the confidence that we can make it a success and make the balance sheet work. As a small, independent, not-for-profit event, our margins are paper thin, and we can not afford the risk of operating at another loss.
To all those who have purchased a ticket already, thank you. You are all absolute legends for backing the festival. You'll receive a 100% refund. These refunds are being processed now and will be back in your accounts soon.
When we return, we hope you will get behind us with force, purchase tickets early and rally your friends together to do the same. In the meantime, we hope to hold some fundraiser campouts and smaller events. So keep an eye out for them and make sure you're subscribed to our mailing list so you can be the first to know about the events when they pop up.
We've also got a GoFundMe running, so if you'd like to support us and donate, please do, as it'll help keep things moving while operating in low-power mode and allow us to come back with a bang when the timing is right.
We hope our absence this year highlights the support our industry desperately needs right now. Since we aren't going ahead this year, we hope that those who planned to come will instead pick another festival they would like to attend and buy a ticket for it soon. You'll be doing them a great service by doing so.
The following festivals look pretty attractive this year. Any that we've missed?
- Boogie (VIC)
- Good Times (NSW/VIC)
- Modifyre (QLD's Burning Man style event)
- The Great Escape (TAS)
- Woodford (QLD)
- Earth Frequency (QLD)
- Jimna Rocks (QLD)
Take care, until we meet again.
- The Jungle Love Team 💗