Bay Dreams ticketholders have learned two of the festival's headliners will not be playing the summer gigs, set to take place in the North and South Island in January 2021, as was originally advertised.
Organisers announced that both Flume and Pendulum will not be performing in Aotearoa next year due to travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic; but the line-up is instead gaining 30 new acts, including several international artists that have been "convinced to quarantine".
An announcement on the Bay Dreams Facebook pages declared that drum and bass acts Sub Focus, Dimension, Friction, hip-hop acts EarthGang and HP Boyz and DJs Nyxen and Paper Diamond are among the new foreign acts that have received exemptions "approved by the Government" to enter New Zealand.
News of Flume's cancellation has not gone down well with people who appear unimpressed with the new line-up, with some demanding refunds.
"What a stitch-up," one Facebook user wrote. "I wanna cry," wrote another.
"This line-up is disappointing now that Flume ain’t on it," said a third.
"This mean we can get refunds now?" one person asked. "F**ked if I know who half of these 'huge' acts are."
The festival's organisers confirmed to Newshub that refunds are in fact available for ticketholders that want them.
In a note on his Instagram Story, Flume said pulling out of the line-up was a "tough decision" and that he and his team "didn't feel they could deliver his show at the standards they hold themselves to".
While Flume's fans commiserated, other punters celebrated the influx of drum and bass acts, with one Facebook user writing: "DnB is happy."
Bay Dreams 2021 is scheduled to take place in Mount Maunganui on January 3 and in Nelson on January 5.