Oz outings reboot after punishing year.

Keep ticket prices down. Don't grow too big. Stay prudent at the talent-buying table.

Those are the top tips for Australia's festival operators in the years ahead. Because when the dust settles on 2013, festival promoters Down Under will take stock of what's been the bloodiest year in recent memory.

Many of the big brands changed hands, retooled or went down. Harvest and Peats Ridge were canceled and won't return, while the Homebake and Pyramid Rock festivals nixed their 2013 events.

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