Electric Forest is the latest festival to cancel as a result of the spread of COVID-19. The festival, which was set to celebrate its 10th anniversary June 25th–28th in Rothbury, MI, announced on Tuesday that the gathering would be pushed to 2021.
This announcement comes as cancellations continue to creep further and further into summer. With Electric Forest out of the running, the line in the sand for cancelled events appears to be pushed to July. This year’s lineup was set to include The String Cheese Incident, BASSNECTAR, Flume, Major Lazer, The Disco Biscuits, Big Gigantic, Lotus, The Glitch Mob, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, Allen Stone, Cory Wong, Louis The Child, Diplo, Turkuaz with Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew, Subtronics, Cycles, Eminence Ensemble, Marco Benevento, The Nth Power, and many more.
In a post on the event’s website, organizers said that ticketholders would have the option of receiving a full refund (including fees) or putting their tickets toward the 2021 event. This decision should not come as a surprise to those who had been following the local news cycle in Rothbury, as the town’s city council voted down a proposal to move the festival to September 2021 earlier this month. Ticketholders will have until May 21st to decide whether they would like to receive a refund or receive admission for 2021. In the announcement, organizers first instructed would-be attendees to image the feelings of joy that will come with next years gathering, rather than the feelings of disappointment they are undoubtedly feeling now,
Sit back from your screen for a moment, close your eyes, and imagine the energy when gates finally open to celebrate the 10th chapter of Electric Forest. Imagine the moment music begins to fill the air. Imagine positive vibrations at levels we have never felt in our lifetimes. It will be an immense moment of celebration, and preparing for that energy will keep Forest HQ working tirelessly until opening day.
Visit Electric Forest’s website to see the full post and get information on receiving refunds or wristbands for 2021. Keep track of cancelled events with the Live For Live Music concert cancellation tracker.