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Published: 2005/09/20

Adirondack Forest Festival Is Cancelled

Bill Martin, owner of Moose River Park, has announced the cancellaton of this years Adirondack Forest Festival. The festival was scheduled to take place this weekend at Moose River Park in Lyonsdale, NY with a line-up that included The Slip, Arrested Development, Jim Breuer and Dub Is A Weapon. Some may recall that last years Adirondack Music Festival took place with a revised line-up after many artists including the Derek Trucks Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and ekoostik hookah cancelled their appearances after promoter, Jason Flynn reportedly absconded with the groups deposit money. As for this year, low ticket sales, insurance issues, and the actions of an investor who allegedly pulled out at the last minute are said to be the blame.

Martin explains, ‘I take full responsibility for this shortcoming. This years promoter, Will Bradford, did his absolute best in trying to pull this festival together. Will came on board late this year and, with the best of intentions and good will, invested all of his time and energy for the past five months, as well as a large amount of money, in trying to make this event work for all of us. Will is one of the most hard-working, honest people in the music industry; please do not hold him accountable for the cancellation of this festival. Even up to the end, Will has been making last-ditch efforts to make this festival work, and he has suffered the loss of quite a bit of money in the process. Despite all of the work put into this event, we are forced to cancel the event due to circumstances beyond our control, through no fault of Will, the promoter, at the last minute.
‘Unfortunately,’ he adds, ‘the bad vibes from last year carried over to this year, and even though all of our headliners and artists were paid their deposits, the festival must be cancelled anyway and we have now lost a large amount of money. As for folks who have already purchased tickets, in his message on the festival web site, Martin comments, I will do my best to make reparations and/or reschedule this event for the people who did buy tickets in the coming weeks. First, I must deal with what is now the shambles that my organization is in. I understand that you are probably very upset and you may voice your concerns at

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