Inaugural event will not be going ahead due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Frontier Touring, Mushroom Group, Acast and Schwartz Media regret to advise that due to the current COVID outbreaks in New South Wales and Victoria and subsequent border closures, the Melbourne Podcast Festival 2021 will not be going ahead.

This is a proactive decision appreciating the uncertainty of the pandemic in Australia and the necessary precautions taken by State Governments to minimise the spread of Covid-19. It’s highly likely capacity limits, travel restrictions and other health measure will remain too restrictive to hold an indoor festival come September.

The Melbourne Podcast Festival organisers would like to apologise to all those affected by the cancellation and thank everyone for their understanding.

Ticketholders do not need to take any action; Ticketmaster will refund back to the original credit card used to purchase tickets. Please be patient, as it can take some time for the funds to appear in your account, depending on where you bank.

Only the original credit card holder will receive a refund. If you received your ticket(s) any other way, including via “Ticket Forward”, you will need to contact the original credit card holder for your refund.