Goodbye Notes from Nateva, Mile High, and Portland Folk Festival

Here are some of the festival cancellations from the last few weeks —

Mile High, Denver’s answer to the massive downtown music festival, called it quits after three years on their Facebook account.

Today we announce Mile High Music Festival will not happen in 2011. We are extremely proud of our past events and very grateful for all of the wonderful support of this community. We hope to find a way to bring this amazing event back. [Read the full message here.]

The 2010 inaugural Nateva Festival set in picturesque Maine featured bands like Thievery Corporation and STS9. They reached the ticket selling stage for 2011, but in the end it didn’t work out.

It is with a heavy heart, and a great sadness that we cancel the 2011 Nateva Music & Camping Festival. After an epic inaugural year, we have found ourselves struggling at every turn as we have tried to push forward with preparations for this summer. The challenges in assembling our lineup of bands, a lack of certain venue permits, a very crowded summer festival schedule and slower than predicted ticket sales have all contributed to our decision to cancel Nateva this summer. [Read the full message here.]

The Portland Folk Festival, another 2010 first year fest, is going on hiatus for 2011. This usually means they won’t be back (although we’re pulling for you PFF!)

After much deliberation, we’ve decided to give the Portland Folk Festival one more year to marinate. The inaugural Portland Folk Festival, born from a winter dinner conversation among three friends, grew in just a handful of months into a four-day festival in 23 venues with more than 200 musicians, writers, filmmakers and visual artists contributing. To give the second Portland Folk Festival a dormant year in which to establish an even stronger root system, we feel, is essential to the festival’s momentum. [Read the full message here.]

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the editor-in-chief's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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