Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit Will Not Return in 2014
Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit announced today that it will not return in 2014. After the 2013 edition brought the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Neutral Milk Hotel, Animal Collective and more to Asheville last October, the three-day festival confirmed today that it will “press the ‘pause’ button” due to unspecified interruptions.
Here is a short excerpt from the message posted on the festival’s website:
It’s true. We’ve decided to press the “pause” button on Mountain Oasis for 2014 in Asheville. It’s been a difficult decision. We’re very proud of what we’ve created and produced over the past four years in Asheville: Moogfest 2010 – 2012 and Mountain Oasis 2013. The enthusiasm and response from those who attended and supported those festivals was amazing – a true inspiration for all of us here at AC.
Unfortunately, the success necessary to sustain the venture has eluded us. And many of the challenges we have faced in producing the festival have increased. It feels more and more like we’re trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. So, after four years of considerable investment and hard work, we’ve decided to put Mountain Oasis on hold, while we pursue some exciting opportunities elsewhere.
We want to thank all of the passionate, supportive fans who have attended the festivals, the wonderful artists who have played, and the many enthusiastic supporters in the community who have helped and encouraged us.