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Published: 2013/05/22

Moonrise Festival Cancelled

The inaugural Moonrise Festival has been cancelled. The new event, which was created as a sort of replacement for the also-cancelled Starscape Festival, posted a statement on its Facebook page this evening which reads:

It is with a heavy heart that we regret to announce the cancellation of this year’s Moonrise Festival. Although we have put everything we had into this event trying to make it happen we have hit a roadblock that we just cannot overcome as the final permit needed will not be approved.

We are devastated by what has happened but with just under 3 weeks out from this event we cannot move forward without this final permit. We want to both thank and apologize to the fans, the artists, all members of the media, and everyone else who have supported this event. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. We have battled to keep this event alive and we are absolutely crushed by this turn of events.

Refunds can be received from directly from the Ticketfly webpage or through the outlet that you purchased your ticket from.

We are working on some alternative events in the area that will feature artists who were scheduled to perform on the festival. Please stand by for further information on these events as information confirms.

The festival was supposed to feature STS9, Pretty Lights, Flux Pavillion, Lotus, EOTO, Papadosio, The Crystal Method, GZA (performing Liquid Swords) and many more. This news comes one day after the cancellation of the inaugural JamBase Live festival, which was also supposed to be headlined by STS9.


There are 16 comments associated with this post

Rich Ramirez May 22, 2013, 21:39:42

soo fcuking weak. hugely disappointed.

Ryan May 23, 2013, 02:18:46

Very happy

Dropstars24 May 23, 2013, 06:50:55

Have yall tried to book it at Merriweather Post Pavillian or Nissan juffy lube pavillion

Troy D. May 23, 2013, 08:57:00

how the hell do you even start selling tickets for an event and you dont have the permits approved! it as even reported on april 25, 2013 that the council had yet to even recv. an application for the permit and they quoted council members even saying: “They have to walk the walk,” council Vice President Edward Reisinger said. “Their credibility is shot with me.” WOW! good luck!

adam May 23, 2013, 09:37:59

good, wish there were more roots music festivals still going on instead of this terrible pop disco music festival take over. These kids need more grateful dead, allmans, bernie worrell, neil young, widespread panic in their lives.

Eric May 23, 2013, 09:41:43

Well, at least the members of these bands won’t have to call in sick to work that weekend.

D$ May 23, 2013, 09:57:07

STS9 is a late night spunion band, no way shape or form are they a headliner! Jambase should be smarter than that being in the industry! To pull a profound draw of people that shell out in masses for the festival ticket you need a more cutting edge or up and coming band that people actually like!

Dan May 23, 2013, 10:03:05

@Adam, I agree with you. Half the line-up here was chill. If you were to replace the shit EDM that sounds like Transformers having sex with something like bluegrass or blues jams then were talking. I love Dosio, STS9, Lotus, Pretty Lights, Gramatik, etc. though!

Mike May 23, 2013, 10:23:53

Do we need all these electronic music festivals? Isn’t EDC and Electric Forest enough?

Adam2 May 23, 2013, 10:34:24

Wah wah wah I’m too old for dance music…this isn’t 2001, Keller Williams isn’t a headliner

Face May 23, 2013, 11:04:48

Good luck trying to book those Dj;s/Bands. So many disappointed fans. What a joke. Starscaoe was nuts, but it too was a joke. Fans are pissed, Steez Promotions. You really did it this time. They should refund Airfare/Hotel/Gas that everyone had already bought/planned/budget. Sorry for the rant but im pretty upset about this news.

Tim May 23, 2013, 15:44:16

Lets be honest…if these ‘promoters’ had a good product to sell there wouldn’t be any problem here. The fact is that everyone thinks they have the perfect plan for the ‘best festival ever’ and so now we are bombarded with these wet dreams every day. The ones that succeeded are now commercial cash cows and the people who did decide to spend the money on unknown lineups and made them great don’t bother attending anymore because the product just plain sucks. Anyone with any sense of history about the festival fad of the past decade knows that the Interlocken Festival being put together by the Wetlands & HORDE crew is the last chance at a great grass roots experience that WON’T be brought to you by MTV.

T Thomas May 24, 2013, 00:07:40

Here is a great blog post on the cancellation – totally agree with it. Bummer for many.

Noodles May 24, 2013, 16:35:14

It isn’t 2001… what’s that mean, so strange. I suppose most who PLAN todays ‘fests’ and those they follow from before …. had started working in the real world for at least 5/10+ years by ’01. just boring old folks with ‘houses and kids’ . Understand, however, that the time warp this all creates, ESP kids, really makes it 2001. Wow. Far out. It IS 2001. Sorry for the fans cause it looked like a fun time. BUT – when a scene doesn’t police itself then it gets policed. When will people learn this? Over and over. keep tuckin’

illuminaughty June 2, 2013, 18:56:42

the only festie with any showing any intelligence booking bands is INTERLOCKIN
the rest seem to trying to please everyone with pual mccartny and STS9 and stupd DJS all at the same fest.
i go to fests for the music, not to have a place to score/do drugs. i have that covered.

Chris June 8, 2013, 15:24:38

Everyone above hating on these djs are fucking morons. Majority of these djs have musical backgrounds and are very talented people who love creating music. A lot of then produce songs for your favorite rapper/hiphop/r&b/pop singers and you don’t even know it. You try producing a song or Playing a live set infront of hundreds or even thousands of people by yourself, it isn’t easy. Understand what you are talking about before you speak.

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