Following the nixing of Falls Festival’s Lorne (VIC) event just hours into its run-time over New Year, A Day On The Green organisers have cancelled today’s huge Cold Chisel-headlined event in Rutherglen.

Albury, Wodonga and the surrounding areas are experiencing super unsafe bushfire conditions, and as such, the event – which included Birds of Tokyo and Magic Dirt on the bill, alongside Chisel in their first 2020 show of the massive Blood Moon tour – has been cancelled. At this stage, the two sold-out shows of this weekend – Friday at Rochford Wines (Yarra Valley) and Saturday at Mt Duneed Estate (Geelong) – will go ahead as planned. All ticket purchasers will be contacted by Ticketmaster and a full refund will be provided.

Roundhouse Entertainment promoter Michael Newton says: “We have been on-site for the past week preparing for the show, and sadly we have seen the air quality deteriorate to a level where we have been advised that it would not be safe to proceed. We are also concerned about traffic, given the fires in the area. This is a really unfortunate situation.”

You can make a donation directly to one of the immensely dedicated organisations working on the frontline of the catastrophic bushfires currently decimating our country, via one of the links below.

Donations to the NSW Rural Fire Service directly benefit the volunteer firefighters; you can contact your local brigade directly or donate here:

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