Organisers of the Georgia Festival Wildwood Revival have announced that the 2023 edition of the event will not be taking place.
Stating a desire to "mitigate the inherent risks associated with producing live events in the current environment", the festival take a fallow year and return in 2024 to celebrate it's 10th anniversary, while hosting pop-up shows and events at Cloverleaf Farm for the forthcoming 12 months.
In a statement across the festival's social media accounts, organisers Libby Rose and Jesse Collier raise concern over the current climate of the live music landscape, stating; "Due to inflation, organizers and promoters of all sizes are seeing disproportionate increases in production costs, materials, staff talent fees due to rising cost of touring, and other numerous facets of the live event ecosystem".
"You are the reason Wildwood Revival has existed for nearly a decade", the statement continues. "We will continue to make decisions based on what we feel is bet for this beautiful community that we've created together".
Messages of support have already began flooding the festival's social media accounts since the announcement, with many excited to celebrate the event's 10th anniversary in 2024.
On Instagram, @jackieberks commented; "10 years! madness! ready to do it big and celebrate wildwood the way it deserves to be celebrated.". Instagram user @thebonesofjrjones, meanwhile, replied "Love you guys. The community you guys have cultivated is so dang special. Can’t wait to see you all at the ten year".
The last Wildwood Revival festival took place September 30 - October 2 2022, and saw headline sets from Jenny Lewis, Drive By-Truckers and The Wood Brothers.