Ticket-holders for FloydFest 2023 received a disappointing update today, as the organisers revealed that the festival had been put in jeopardy, due to a number of ‘logistical factors beyond our control’.
The event was due to place at a brand new site, Virginia's ‘FestivalPark’, with attendees gearing up to enjoy sets from an array of exciting artists, including Sheryl Crow, The Black Crowes, My Morning Jacket, Elle King, Nikki Lane, Shane Smith & The Saints and more.
However, the organisers confirmed that the new festival location will not be ready to host FloydFest 2023 come July. As a result, they are currently looking into alternative options.
If no suitable solution arises, though, it seems likely that FloydFest 2023 could well be postponed until next year. In a heartfelt message, the organisers outlined that, whatever happens this year, the festival would certainly be returning in July 2024.
The FloydFest team stressed how crucial it is for independent festivals to retain prominence in the modern music landscape. The message, which was shared across the festival's social pages, read, “Very few ‘independent’ music festivals exist these days. Our patrons, our memories, this ‘music, magic and mountains,’ this community, our collective anticipation for future FloydFests, are what keep each of us going, and we don’t take that lightly. We are risk-takers by nature and trade”.
The organisers went on to say, “We don’t settle for status quo, because each of us deserves this annual gathering filled with love, magic, surprise, release and recharge. So, we balance pushing the boundaries of imagination and creativity with sustaining this annual gift we all give to each other: FloydFest. Looking outward and inward, “FloydFest” is exactly what we all need this year. To boot, we have embarked on a paramount project: to make good on building all of us a forever home where we will celebrate life, love and living for decades to come. This dual mission hits deep for each of us”.
Then, the FloydFest crew revealed further details about the status of this year's event, “And thus, the news we received this week hits even deeper:
Due to final permitting and logistical factors beyond our control, the new FloydFest site, FestivalPark, is not currently viable for a 2023 festival, and we are currently exploring all options. We will be back with more information on April 6. Make zero mistake — FloydFest and its future are strong, and this we do know: We will see each of you, our FloydFest Family, in July 2024, as we christen your new home, FestivalPark”.
We'll be receiving another update on April 6, and ticket-holders will be holding out hope that they still might get to attend FloydFest 2023 this July, rather than having to wait until next year.
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