Maybe its not a war but from an outsiders perspective it would appear there has been some shenanigans surrounding dates for audio related exhibitions in Australia over the last year or so. This of course culminated in two shows in a week in Melbourne last year. A crazy situation for everybody including potential patrons who had to visit two shows and pay for two entry tickets if they were to see the full range of equipment on offer to them.
In a recent announcement from Chester Group (the UK exhibition specialist who kick started HiFi Shows in Australia again in 2011) the drama is over and all is settled. Apparently it has now been agreed to juggle cities and years to avoid a clash of dates again.
Make a note in your calendar now for the following dates -
2019 - StereoNET Melbourne Hi-Fi Show - Pullman Hotel - October 18th to 20th - www.hifishow.com.au
2020 - Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show - Novotel Sydney Central - July 31st to 2nd August - www.chestergroup.org
2021 - StereoNET Melbourne Hi-Fi Show - Pullman Hotel - October 22nd to 24th - www.hifishow.com.au
2022 - Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show - Novotel Sydney Central - August 5th to 7th - www.chestergroup.org
It was reported by ourselves 2 days ago that the Sydney show for 2019 had been cancelled. We are glad now for some clarity on this front.