Update - 27 January, 2022: Event organisers have confirmed the original line-up will play the revised 2022 dates with the exception of Alpha Wolf. Both Mirrors and Future Static have been added to the line-up.
As COVID cases surge nationally, event organisers of UNIFY Forever have decided to postpone the festival to back-up dates in March.
Advice received from key stakeholders, including emergency services, made it clear the event could not proceed with an adequate number of emergency services and other key event personnel for the scheduled 20-23 January dates.
Given the tumultuous nature of the past two years, UNIFY had planned for such a contingency allowing an almost seamless transition to a later date (10-13 March).
All tickets remain valid for the March dates, with the vast majority of the line-up remaining intact. Expect an announcement on bands playing in the coming the weeks.UNIFY Forever takes place at Tarwin Lower (South Gippsland) 10-13 March.
Statement from UNIFY Forever:
'UNIFY Forever will unfortunately not be going ahead this January and will instead take place on our previously announced back-up weekend of Thursday 10 March to Sunday 13 March 2022.
'With the rise in COVID positive cases and the impact this is having on the healthcare system and staffing levels, we received critical advice yesterday from key stakeholders, including emergency services, that the resources required to run UNIFY Forever on the January dates would be limited due to the pandemic.
'As we hope you all understand, without the confirmation of adequate emergency services and other key event personnel we just can't proceed safely in January. Although not the outcome we had hoped for, safety is always our priority when running UNIFY and it's the best decision we can make given the current situation.
'All tickets remain valid for the March dates and we are stoked that we have been able to keep the vast majority of line-up intact. A further update on this will be made over the coming weeks.
'We appreciate all your support and patience during this time and sincerely thank all the staff, agents, managers, artists, venue and crew who have worked tirelessly on UNIFY Forever to try and make it happen.
'Hang in there everyone. Bring on March!'
Unify Forever 2022 Line-up
The Amity AfflictionViolent SohoTrophy Eyes
(playing 'Chemical Miracle' in full)Slowly Slowlyalt.
(Thursday night pre-party)Banks ArcadeBugsBloomDream On DreamerDregg
(Thursday might pre-party)Drown This City
(Thursday night pre-party)Future StaticGravemindGrenade Jumper
(Thursday night pre-party)The Last MartyrMirrorsOcean GrovePliniPridelandsRedHookRumours
(Thursday night pre-party)Short StackStarveStepsonStories
(reunion set)Teen Jesus And The Jean TeasersTeenage JoansThornhillTo OctaviaWAAXWildheartYours Truly