The MFW Deadpool: Festivals Cancelled For 2019-2020

Music Festivals:

62 festivals have been cancelled in 2019-2020.

Exit 111 Festival 2020

Manchester, TN

Exit 111 Music Festival will not return in 2020. We would like to thank all the incredible fans and road warriors who rocked out and camped with us this year. - via Twitter

Antaris Project 2020

Gollenberg, Germany

'Dear Antarians, due to financial problems, the 26th Antaris will most likely not take place. I am very, very sorry to have to tell you this.' - Uwe Antaris Project

This Is Not A Love Song Festival 2020

Nimes, France

For a year, we decided to set ourselves in motion to reflect on our future: take the liberty of not doing the festival in its original form in 2020, but propose quirky musical appointments, artistic performances, workshops of reflection, meetings and round tables, which will punctuate the season. -TINALS

Shaky Beats Festival 2020

Atlanta, GA

'Shaky Beats Music Festival will not return in 2020. We would like to thank all of the fans who attended, celebrated, and danced with us at Shaky Beats over the last few years.' - Shaky Beats via Twitter

Musilac Mont Blanc 2020

Chamonix, France

And Musilac Mont-Blanc 2020 is cancelled, as the organizers wish to take a break to give themselves time. "After a broad overview of the different possibilities, it appears that we are not able to propose programming adapted to the editorial line of the first two editions", reports the press release of the office of inter-communal tourism of the Chamonix valley. -

WE Fest 2020

Detroit Lakes, MN

In order to do the best possible job we can, we will be using 2020 as a planning year. We are excited to continue the tradition and bring an even bigger and better festival to country music fans in the summer of 2021. We look forward to seeing you then! - WE Fest

Heavy Montreal 2020

Montreal, QC

“It’s not an easy decision to put one of our events on pause,” says Jacques Aubé, Chief Operating Officer of evenko. “Several factors must be taken into consideration, including the number of non-festival metal/rock concerts that will be announced over the next few months.”

Open Source 2020

Dusseldorf, Germany

'The Open Source festival is finally stopping its cultural work in Düsseldorf at the end of the year. Unfortunately, with the dissolution of the festival structures and the clearing and archiving of our office and warehouse, it will no longer be possible to implement even the smaller, "imperfect" events that have given us at least as much joy as the annual fireworks at the Racetrack.' - Open Source

We Are Electric 2020

Boxtel, Netherlands

'In recent years, we have noticed that the artist pool has gotten small when it comes to electronic live music. That makes it difficult. Very difficult. Mind you, that has not only been the case over the past year, this also counts for the past editions of We Are Electric Weekender. That’s why we’re not able to organize our 2020 edition. And we’re really sorry for that. But the alternative is giving you a festival that we don’t 100% support and we don’t want that.' - We Are Electric

Wheels and Fins Festival 2019

Joss Bay, UK

"It is with absolute heart-breaking agony that due to financial constraints on our small growing independent festival we have been forced into the devastating decision that Wheels and Fins festival 2019 has been cancelled. To the artists, traders and suppliers who we have worked tirelessly with all year, we apologise for the huge inconvenience this causes." - Wheels and Fins

Miami Beach Pop Festival 2019

Miami Beach, FL

After three years of planning, a yearlong delay, and an impressive inaugural lineup, Miami Beach Pop Festival announced this morning that the event, scheduled to begin just one month from today, has been postponed. A new date has not yet been announced... - Miami New Times

Mad Decent Block Party Festival 2019

Foxborough, MA

"Unfortunately putting this event on in the way it was envisioned has become impossible, due to circumstances beyond our control. All parties involved have agreed that moving forward would be a disservice to fans and artists alike, and cancellation is in everyone's best interest." - Mad Block Party

Treasure Island 2019

Oakland, CA

“Bringing the festival back to life last year following the relocation was a massive undertaking, but with the new issues facing the site location, we feel strongly as though putting on a festival to the degree for which our fans have come to expect over the past decade is simply not possible.” - Treasure Island

VestiVille 2019

Lommel, België

"Organizers said in a tweet the local mayor would not let the festival begin and safety was an issue. Rapper ASAP Rocky tweeted that he would not be performing due to infrastructure and security problems. Angry spectators who were told there would be no festival got unruly, while others lashed out on social media, pointing out they spent thousands of dollars on tickets and travel." - CBS News

End of the Rainbow Festival 2019

The Gorge, WA

"End of the Rainbow was built on a desire to create a special event for all attendees at The Gorge. Due to unforeseen complications and key artist cancellations, we have been force to reschedule." - Ticketmaster

Arcadia London 2019

London, UK

“After planning for last year’s Arcadia 10th anniversary event to be a one-off celebration, we received such strong feedback that we hoped to creatively evolve the event for a second year with a host of innovative new performance elements. As we stand, we aren’t confident of hitting the targets that would allow us to develop that new experience..." - Arcadia

Woodstock 2019

Watkins Glen, NY

“The unfortunate dispute with our financial partner and the resulting legal proceedings set us off course at a critical juncture, throwing a wrench in our plans and forcing us to find an alternate venue to Watkins Glen. The timing meant we had few choices where our artists would be able to perform. We worked hard to find a way to produce a proper tribute — and some great artists came aboard over the last week to support Woodstock 50 — but time simply ran short.” - Rolling Stone

Mountain Sounds Festival 2019

Kariong, Australia

“We have recently had to look at measures across the board to continue moving forward with the event, whilst still maintaining the highest safety standards and ensuring the quality of the festival experience for patrons and artists aren’t compromised. However, due to current increased pressure around safety, licensing and security we have had to modify our site, staging and infrastructure so the event can go ahead." - Mountain Sounds

Clockenflap 2019

Hong Kong

Due to the escalation in the crisis this week, and the uncertainty this creates for the coming weeks, Clockenflap 2019 will be cancelled. We still believe in bringing people together in positive ways, and will continue to unite people through the power of music and arts. - Clockenflap  

Electric Fields 2019

Glasgow, Scotland

"With a heavy heart, we are having to cancel Electric Fields 2019. This decision has not come lightly, and we have put in our all to avoid this outcome, however, we have been faced with challenges that we simply can't overcome. As of today, Electric Field ceases trading." - Electric Fields

Soundscape Weekender 2019

Coventry, UK

"It is with a heavy heart and deep regret that we have to announce that Soundscape has been cancelled. Unfortunately the event’s major investors who had been in place since last year recently pulled out. This has put immense financial pressure on the festival. Overcoming these financial setbacks while trying to develop a new festival has become too much to bear and we have been forced to cancel." - Soundscape

Roxodus Music Festival 2019

Edenvale, ON

“During the past couple of months, our venue at Edenvale Airport has battled tremendous rainy weather that has impacted our ability to produce the festival. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the Roxodus Music Festival this year." - Roxodus

River City Rockfest 2019

San Antonio, TX

"The annual rock festival, which takes place on AT&T Center grounds and was supposed to be two-day event in its 6th installment, will not happen this year and will be postponed until 2020, according to Spurs Sports and Entertainment news release issued on Thursday." - San Antonio Express News

Ultra Mexico 2019

Mexico City, Mexico

"Last year’s Ultra Mexico was held October 13-14 in Mexico City. With less than a month to go until the same weekend here in 2019 and no lineup, location, or date announced for the festival, it’s safe to assume that Ultra Mexico 2019 is not happening." - Your EDM

Castlepalooza 2019

Tullamore, Ireland

"Castlepalooza is taking a break. We are taking the time out to create a completely new spin on the music festival formula and will be back with a reimagined Castlepalooza." - Castlepalooza

Lost Theory Festival 2019

Las Batuecas, Spain

"Our journey to Spain turned from a dream into a nightmare, with tears in our eyes, we have to announce the cancellation of Lost Theory Festival 2019 Spain...due to a new law our lands ownership got recently transferred...and is now a river/flooding risk-area." - Lost Theory

The Flying Dutch 2019


"After four fantastic editions of recent years, there will be no The Flying Dutch in the Netherlands this year. This year the Dutch top DJs fly abroad to celebrate Dutch dance during international editions of The Flying Dutch. Next year our DJs will make their appearance again in The Netherlands at The Flying Dutch." - The Flying Dutch (translated from Google)

RiZE Festival 2019

Chelmsford, UK

"Festival Republic has decided to cancel this year’s Rize festival following a disappointing first year of the event for local authorities. Plans for a replacement event in 2020 are now underway." - IQ Magazine

In Bloom Festival 2019

Houston, TX

"In Bloom took place in March 2018 in an effort to rebrand the Free Press Summer Festival, which ran 2009 to 2017. Organizers moved the event up from late May/early June to late March, in hopes of offering milder weather environment for a two-day music fest, and gave it the new name because Free Press Houston was no longer involved in the production." - Houston Chronicle

Arroyo Seco Weekend 2019

Pasadena, CA

“Unfortunately, we have not received the updated date for Arroyo Seco Weekend at this time,” said Meredith Thomas, director of communications for the Rose Bowl Stadium, which leases the land on which the festival is held." - Pasadena Star-News

Eaux Claires 2019

Eau Claire, WI

"Ultimately, we want a better experience — not just for us, but for everyone. Is that too vague? We’re not trying to do that anymore, so here…No Eaux Claires V in 2019. It will happen in 2020, and it will be more focused, fun, and internal." - Eaux Claires

Field Trip 2019

Toronto, ON

"While the festival has grown more meaningful with each passing edition, we have made the difficult decision to take some much-needed time off in 2019. Field Trip will go on hiatus with the goal of returning in 2020 with renewed vision and continued commitment to an unparalleled gathering of music, art, comedy, food & drink, and family." - Field Trip

Haven Festival 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

"In the future HAVEN Festival will take a new form. This is due to the fact that Refshaleøen, where the festival is located, is developing and changing so rapidly, we do not see any other durable possibilities than to take a step back and reconsider the format of the festival." -HAVEN 

Lemonfest 2019

Newton Abbot, UK

"Oh hello there! Sorry we've been quiet for a while, but we've got some news for you all...We've been putting on this little festival for 9 years now and felt like it was about time we had a break. We've decided that we're 'doing a Glasto' and will be taking 2019 off to plan something special for our 10th (yes, 10th!) Birthday in 2020." - Lemonfest

Middle Waves 2019

Fort Wayne, IN

Concert organizers said each year they aim to give festival goers, volunteers and sponsors the best experience possible. “Together, we decided the best way to see out this vision and generate the festival experience we are dreaming of is to come back to you during the summer of 2020 for the fourth Middle Waves Music Festival,” organizers said. - Fort Wayne NBC

Panorama Music Festival 2019

New York City, NY

"Panorama will be taking a hiatus in 2019 while we continue discussions with NYC Parks to bring the festival to Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, where it was originally envisioned...We were disappointed in NYC Parks denial of our permit application despite the long term benefits this event would deliver to the community and the park." - AEG

Rifflandia 2019

Victoria, BC

The annual Rifflandia Festival that drew thousands to Royal Athletic Park each September has been postponed until 2020, with organizers citing economic instability in the festival market. An unfavourable exchange rate in booking acts from the United States also played into the decision to take a year off, said Nick Blasko of Victoria’s Atomique Productions, which produces the event. - Vancouver Sun

Rockavaria 2019

München, Germany

"There will be no Rockavaria festival next summer, organiser Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG) has announced. In a statement, DEAG’s Global Concerts says building work on the Glyptothek museum, near the 2018 festival site in Munich’s Königsplatz plaza, means it has been forced to cancel." - IQ Magazine 

Upstream Music Fest 2019

Seattle, WA

"After bringing tens of thousands of fans to Pioneer Square the last two years, Upstream Music Fest + Summit will not return in 2019. The Vulcan-backed festival announced Wednesday that it is 'taking a break' this year, hinting at a possible return one day in some form or another." - Seattle Times

Bingley Music Live 2019

Bingley, UK

"Bingley Music Live festival will not be held this year after running at a £300,000 loss in 2018, organisers have said." - BBC

Okeechobee Music Festival 2019

Okeechobee, FL

"For those eagerly anticipating the 2019 edition of Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, there's some bad news: It's not happening. Thursday afternoon, the festival announced on its Facebook and Instagram pages what many had suspected because of the delay in announcing a lineup: There will be no festival in 2019. The statement hints that the hiatus will not be permanent and that the fest will return in March 2020." - Miami New Times

Wanee Music Festival 2019

Live Oak, FL

“The traditional weekend for the Wanee Music Festival in 2019 falls on the same weekend as Good Friday, Easter, and Passover. It has been the Wanee Festival experience in the past that many of our regular festival goers decide not to attend on this weekend, due to the holiday being one that many choose with their family, friends, and religious faith.” - Wanee Festival 

Grandoozy 2019

Denver, CO

"Superfly, the festival organizer, released a statement Friday afternoon, announcing its plans to suspend the event. But it hinted that it might return some day. The festival has a contract with the city through 2022 but the agreement allows Superfly to skip or cancel years." - Denver Post

Country Crossings 2019

Central Point, OR

"The festival, which debuted at the Jackson County Expo in July 2017, had been on life support since former president and event manager Anne Hankins left in late summer, title sponsor Bi-Mart pulled its support in early fall, and contractors and vendors were left unpaid." - Billboard

Jamboree in the Hills 2019

Morristown, OH

"Local news organizations speculate that the reason for the hiatus could stem from an ongoing dispute between festival management and country music fans regarding alcoholic beverages served on site." - Taste of Country

Festival No. 6 2019

Portmeiron, UK

"Despite a hatful of awards, the festival at Portmeirion in Gwynedd has outgrown its surrounding - and sometimes struggled financially. Organisers have said it is no longer sustainable in its current format...There has been speculation that it could return in 2020, but in a different format." - BBC News

Fort Rock 2019

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

“The festival is not happening in 2019, and we have no further information to share at this time,” event publicist Kristine Ashton-Magnuson said in an email to The News-Press. “At this time, there are no plans for the festival to return.” - USA Today

Sasquatch Festival 2019

George, WA

"Today we take a bow and bid a fond farewell to Sasquatch! I will no longer be producing the Festival, nor will it take place in 2019. The Festival began 17 years ago on a hunch, greenlit on nothing more than a name and instinct there was space for something with a uniquely Northwest flavor, on Memorial Day weekend, at one of the most beautiful locations on Earth – The Gorge. 17 years is a long time to do anything." - Sasquatch

Doctor Music Festival 2019

Barcelona, Spain

"Organizers were forced into a radical change of venue: a racetrack on the outskirts of Barcelona...The majority of ticket holders, not pleased that their verdant festival paradise was being switched out for be a paved motorcycle track, subsequently requested refunds, according to a statement from the organizers, which further explained that the festival was no longer sustainable under the circumstances." - Billboard

Common People 2019

Oxford/Southampton, UK

"Common People festival has been cancelled for 2019, reportedly owing debts of over a quarter of a million pounds. Arranged by Rob Da Bank’s Bestival team, the festival has gone into liquidation and is said to owe debts of more than £267,000 – according to a statement from Companies House." - NME

Siren Festival 2019

Vasto, Italy

"Due to several unfortunate circumstances that occurred recently, we will not be able to hold Siren Festival in 2019. We realize how disappointing this is for many of you, as it is for us also. We are working now to bring Siren Festival back for 2020. We will have news to share in the very near future." - Siren Festival

Slottsfjell 2019

Tonsberg, Norway

"The Slottsfjell Festival has been one of Norway's most successful festivals since its inception in 2003. However, increasing competition and higher artist fees have caused financial problems. Now management has come to an agreement with all creditors. There is thus a basis for further operation." - Aftenposten (translated from Google)

Float Fest 2019

Gonzales, TX

"We are extremely saddened to announce today that Float Fest 2019 is being cancelled. This was a difficult decision to make, but due to several recent roadblocks outside of our control and in an effort to do right by our fans, the decision to cancel the event was the best option." - Float Fest   

Houghton Festival 2019

Houghton, UK

Norfolk techno festival Houghton has been cancelled due to bad weather, the second major UK festival to do so this week. Thunderstorms and gusts of over 40mph are forecast for the area. Festival ticketholders are being told not to travel to the site, and that refunds will be made, with further information later today. - The Guardian

Motion Notion 2019

Golden, BC

“Last year we not only were faced with the extremely difficult challenges of an unexpected location change, but also having a significant portion of Western North America on fire. We did what we could to keep it going for this year despite all those obstacles, but unfortunately not everything could come together on time. We plan to return better than ever for 20th year in 2020” -  Motion Notion

Weekend Festival Baltic 2019

Pärnu, Estonia

Vanished without a trace. No reason for cancellation.

Center of Gravity 2019

Kelowna, BC

"We are announcing today that center of gravity will not be returning in 2019. Our goal is to return in 2020 with a fresh vision and the renewed support of all our fans. We look forward to seeing you then." - Organizer statement

Boardmasters 2019

Newquay, UK

"Cornwall’s biggest festival, Boardmasters in Newquay, has been cancelled due to a severe weather forecast." - The Guardian

Country 500 2019

Daytona, FL

"It looks like the country music festival designed to be a staple of Memorial Day weekend in the Daytona Beach area fizzles out after three years...Speedway officials did not elaborate further on those negotiations or the reasons for ending its relationship with the Country 500, but last year’s event drew fewer people than the two years prior, mostly due to rain which led to some artist performance cancellations." - NewsDaytonaBeach

Sonar Reykjavik 2019

Reykjavik, Iceland

The unexpected bankruptcy of WOW Air has affected the travel plans of up to half of all Sónar Reykjavík ticket-holders, while numerous artists scheduled to perform have been severely affected or cancelled... In light of this, and given the short amount of time remaining until the festival, we are faced with no other choice but to announce its cancellation for this year." - Sonar Festival

Loveweek Festival 2019

Pag Island, Croatia

No reason given for the cancellation.

Bestival 2019

East Lulworth, UK

A spokesperson from Dorset Police said: "The payment of our 2018 policing services invoice, totalling £141,176 to cover our policing of both Camp Bestival and Bestival is still outstanding. We’ve not received any full or part payment towards this. We have been informed by the new event owners that there are no plans to run a Bestival 2019 event." - The Sun