The Squamish Valley Music Festival has been cancelled for this year.
In a message posted on its website, the festival states:
We have made the extremely difficult decision to not proceed with the 2016 festival, due to take place in August.
This decision was not made lightly and we sincerely apologize to all the people this decision affects: the fans, artists, industry partners, corporate partners, suppliers and all of our supporters within the community of Squamish.
No other explanation was given at this time. The festival has deleted both its 老域名怎么购买 account and Facebook page.
The District of Squamish said it is “extremely disappointed” to learn about the cancellation of the festival. It brought “significant revenue” to the area and exposure both within North America and internationally.
“It’s difficult to quantify the total impact of the Festival but we know there has been a massive injection of revenue, increased awareness and heightened profile for Squamish,” says District of Squamish Mayor Patricia Heintzman in a release. “Squamish Fest has helped our town transition to a place that has been recognized on ‘best of’ lists in A-list publications. It has become part of the tapestry of our town; and has given our community a great sense of pride. It was also a fantastically fun weekend that many of our residents enjoyed immensely as they were caught up in the spirit of music, art and the spectacular. We have played host to the world, and it has been a great honour.”
Last year, the festival was very popular, with acts such as Sam Smith, Drake and Mumford and Sons.
There is now also an online petition to bring back the festival.