No Make-Up Show For Elton John Fans After Storms Cut Concert Short
Elton John won't be performing again in the Yarra Valley after powerful storms cut a concert short last week, despite punters being promised 'something special' on the night.
Sir Elton was about 90 minutes into the 'A Day On The Green' show at Rochford Wines vineyard last Friday night when heavy rain and powerful winds lashed the venue.
As rain pelted down onto the crowd, the legendary musician continued to play, before the heavy downpour eventually forced him to leave the stage.
On Thursday, Organiser Roundhouse Entertainment said in a statement that extreme weather had destroyed both musical instruments and equipment on the night, prompting the show to be cut short.
"Every attempt was made on the evening to finish the remaining songs, but the severity of the damage inflicted by the weather meant it could not continue," the statement read.
Last Friday, 10 daily was told that shortly after Sir Elton left the stage punters were told he would not be returning to finish the show that night, before an announcement was played telling people to hold onto their tickets.
Concertgoers were also told the singer would organise to come back with "something special" another time.
But on Thursday, Roundhouse Entertainment confirmed this would not be the case, saying it was "impossible" to find a window for Sir Elton to play again.
"We have worked closely with local promoters Chugg Entertainment but unfortunately due to venue availability and the already committed FYBR tour schedule, it is impossible to secure a window for Elton John to play in the valley again before he finishes his Australian tour," it said in a statement.
All ticket holders will be contacted in the next week with further information.
The Bureau of Meteorology had forecast thunderstorms, heavy rainfall and possibly flooding through large parts of Victoria last Friday.
Conditions eased around the Melbourne area by about 9pm, but warnings remained in place for parts of the rest of the state.