Promoters of the 2018 Magners Sydney Irish Festival announce the two-day event will now be reduced to one day.
Sunday, 11 November goes ahead with the Hurling match between 2018 Allianz League winners Kilkenny against Galway, the All-Ireland champions of 2017, at Spotless Stadium.
Tickets for the first ever Hurling match of its kind played outside of Ireland continue to sell well.
Managing Director Paul Sergeant said, "We are disappointed to cancel the Saturday events of the 2018 Magners Sydney Irish Festival and PSE apologises for any inconvenience caused to those who bought Saturday tickets. People who bought tickets for the Saturday will be automatically refunded by Ticketmaster this week."
Sergeant added, "We are very much looking forward to the arrival in Sydney this week of Galway and Kilkenny who will battle it out for the Wild Geese Trophy. More than 10,000 are expected for what is going to be a historic occasion with two of Ireland top teams competing in the world's fastest field sport of Hurling.
"To make sure fans still enjoy the festival experience we are adding some entertainment and activities to the Sunday which means Sunday will be a bumper day for all concerned. A full updated schedule of Sunday's entertainment will be available soon at www.sydneyirishfestival.com."
People who have purchased a Saturday only ticket will be automatically refunded in full by Ticketmaster. People who have purchased a two-day ticket will be automatically refunded in part by Ticketmaster for the Saturday.
If you have any concerns or queries please contact us at SIFinfo@psevents.com.au
Irish Festivals and Irish related foods have become very popular in Australia, regardless of whether you are Irish or not! There is always a good crowd turning up at St Patrick's Day events and now Sydney will have an Irish Festival for lovers of all things Irish!
The Sydney Irish Festival starts on Saturday 10th November 2018 and will run for two days. There will be family-friendly entertainment throughout the day. Included in the entertainment will naturally be that very "in" traditional Irish Dance performances, hurling clinics, amusement rides, player autograph sessions, market stalls, activities for children of all ages, and a Guinness Book of Records attempt to make the world's biggest Irish stew. You'll also be able to watch an array of roaming performers, visit bars and food outlets.