Fans of music legends Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper and Jon Stevens have been left devastated after the trio’s long-awaited performance was called off at the eleventh hour.
The sad announcement was made just after midday on Saturday, revealing their appearance at A Day on the Green festival at Mt Duneed Estate in Geelong, Victoria, had been cancelled “due to illness”.
“Live Nation and Roundhouse Entertainment regret to announce that tonight’s performance, Saturday 18 March 2023, by Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper and Jon Stevens at Mt. Duneed Estate, Geelong will not go ahead, due to illness,” a statement posted online read.
Booking website Ticketmaster apologised for the cancellation and asked fans for patience as further details were announced regarding the show.
Rod Stewart’s performance on Saturday was cancelled due to illness. Picture: Sam Tabone/WireImage
“We apologise for the disappointment and inconvenience to ticket holders. A further announcement regarding the concert arrangements will be made early next week,” it said.
Ticket holders were told to stand by and await for news in the coming days and to hold onto their tickets in the meantime.
“We will contact you again with further instructions once we have an update from the promoters,” the company said.
Fans were devastated about the cancellation, many who had been looking forward to seeing the trio perform for years.
Upset ticket holders were also upset the performance was cancelled only a few hours before they were due to take the stage at 4pm, with some saying they had travelled lengthy distances specifically for the show.
â€” Sir Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) March 18, 2023
“[A] text this morning would have been nice before we travelled down from Melbourne,” one person replied in a comment to a social media post from A Day on the Green.
“Why hasn’t Ticketmaster emailed to let people know? This is so frustrating I’m devastated,” another wrote.
“Flew from Hobart to see Rod, how will we be able to come back over now? Devo! We bought these tickets for my mum as a present as it’s her dream,” someone else said.
Others highlighted the huge expense they had spared hoping to see the performance.
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“Hope their insurance covers our accommodation and day off work. No email notification to ticket holders. Ended up receiving an email at 1.52pm, 63 minutes before the bus was due to collect us from [the] hotel,” one wrote.
“Why haven’t I received any notification? Facebook isn’t good enough, I’m already in Geelong. Drove from Melbourne this morning and paid $400 for accommodation,” another added.
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