First, there was Fyre Festival. Then there was Karoondinha Festival. Now Fort Fest has been canceled. (via Rock Sound)
The festival, which takes place in Bedfordshire, England, said they’ve had disappointing ticket festivals with “no prospect of us being able to deliver the festival.”
Read their statement in full below.
The festival was set to feature the likes of Fort Hope, Rolo Tomassi, Grumble Bee, Pulled Apart By Horses, Toploader, Normandie and more.
Read their statement in full, via Rock Sound, below:
“We are deeply saddened that we have had to cancel Fort Fest.
“After a very promising start last year, ticket sales have been extremely disappointing and there was no prospect of us being able to deliver the festival that we had planned or that everyone involved deserves.
“We would like to apologise to everyone who has bought tickets and to the bands and traders that supported Fort Fest. Full refunds will, of course, be forthcoming this week.”
This follows the ever-popular Fyre Festival cancellation, with headliners including Blink-182 pulling out after disaster ensued, as well as Pennsylvania’s Karoondinha Festival, which was supposed to include performances from Paramore, PVRIS and more.
“The event as planned will not take place July 21-31, 2017,” Paul Rallis of Karoondinha Festival told Billboard. “We’re looking at other options at this moment and hope we can make something happen in some way. We’re not walking away from the vision of the idea in any way, because our commitment is still to make something great happen in this area—it’s just not going to take place on the scheduled days.”
Though these festival cancellations have been caused due to lack of funds, Matt Skiba says it might be his witchcraft. Whichever it is, its sure a bummer for ticket holders.
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