Cult hot rod, motorcycle and music festival Chopped postpones 2023 event

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Cult hot rod, motorcycle and music festival Chopped postpones 2023 event

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The festival has been moved to October in 2024.

Hailed a hybrid hot rod, motorcycle and music camping festival that embraces the path less trodden by mainstream society, Chopped has announced some devastating news that the festival would be postponing its 12th edition, which was due to take over Carisbrook with a wild three-day event from November 11-12 2023.

In a statement released to social media, the festival announced that the 2023 event would be postponed to next year due to issues outside of their control. The new dates for the festival are now October 4 – 6 2024.

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“Due to some major issues that are out of our control we must postpone the next CHOPPED that was due in November this year, we are totally bummed and so sorry about this,” the festival said.

“Every CHOPPED needs to be an absolute banger and not be some half-arsed shit. With these issues that have just dropped on us it is not possible for us to deliver that banger by mid-November. There is no issue in getting that all-time banger of a party to you, it is going to take us some extra time to make this happen and we have big things lined up to deliver!

“Be ready for some huge new elements and expansion within existing ones as well as the festival going back to the traditional CHOPPED weekend, the first weekend of October.”


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An event for the rockers, the petrol heads, hipsters and greasers, the 2024 event will feature all the best bits of Chopped festival, including live dirt drags, GASSER elimination shootout, hot rods, customs, choppers, the beloved Chopp’A’rammA (an indoor Chopper Motorcycle Show), and of course, a huge lineup of more than 20 live acts across the main stage and the iconic ‘Wolfman’s Rambling Truck’.

As with every quality multi-day festival, there will also be an awesome range of vendors and food  fitting for the scene, no nonsense in here, all are hand picked and really have something to offer.

“We know that you all love CHOPPED just as much as we do and can’t thank you enough for your continuous support over the last 11 festivals,” the festival continued.

“Thanks to all of you, the Chopped community, the volunteers, and staff for all your support through this, we are looking forward to having on one hell of a time with you at the next one! Also, a shout out of special thanks to our sponsors backing us all the way!”

The news follows the success of last year’s event, which was headlined by Melbourne’s explosive retro-punk rockers Amyl and the Sniffers, and presented by Always Live.

For those who have purchased tickets to the 2023 event, they will remain valid for the date change.

Keep up with the latest event updates here