Hardstyle festival Defqon.1 has been cancelled “indefinitely”, it has been announced.

The Sydney, Australia edition of the festival, organised by Q-Dance, released a statement on 30th May, revealing that the Sydney International Regatta Centre had pulled its support for the festival, making it impossible to go ahead.

Last year, tragedy struck the festival when two attendees died of suspected drug overdose. Following that, New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that she intended to forbid the festival from running again. She said, “I never want to see this event held in Sydney or New South Wales ever again — we will do everything we can to shut this down”.

Q-Dance’s statement reads as follows…

Meanwhile, 15 other editions of the festival will still take place this year in other countries, including the Dutch edition at the end of June, which recently revealed its line-up.