Unfortunately, we have some bad news for (West Coast) music lovers.
It was announced earlier this morning that Squamish Valley Music Festival will be cancelled this year.
The three-day festival was scheduled to take place August 5th to 7th at the Logger Sports Grounds and Brennan Park field complex, just north of Vancouver.
And while this announcement seems abrupt, festival organizers said it was extremely difficult decision and they’re very sorry for the cancellation.
Festival organizers posted this message on their website this morning:
“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.”
The festival was co-produced by BRANDLIVE management and Live Nation Canada and has been in operation since 2010 and has had performances by Weezer, The Tragically Hip, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Drake, Sam Smith, and Arcade Fire.
Live Nation says there will be no further comment on the announcement today, but sources have said that it was “business decision.”
Since the announcement the organization has since deleted their Twitter account.
And while we had it listed in our Concerts We’re Most Looking Forward to This Year, its cancelation doesn’t mean there’s going to be a shortage of music festivals in B.C. this year. Pemberton Music Festival, Rifflandia, Rock the Shores, Rockin’ River Music Festival, and Shambhala are still scheduled to take place.
If all else fails, you can make your way to the east coast to fulfil your festival needs.