Squamish ‘extremely disappointed’ over 2016 festival cancellation

The annual Squamish Valley Music Festival has cancelled its much-anticipated 2016 event.

“We have made the extremely difficult decision to not proceed with the 2016 festival, due to take place in August,” a statement on the website read.

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“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.”

Squamish Valley Music Festival appeared to have also deleted its social media pages, including Twitter and Facebook. No reason has been given for the cancellation, and it’s not clear if just the 2016 festival – or all foreseeable events – have been eliminated.

The three-day event was schedule to take place Aug. 5 to 7 at the Logger Sports Grounds and Hendrickson Fields in Squamish, B.C. Last year, more than 118,000 people attended the festival, which featured headliners Sam Smith, Drake, and Mumford and Sons.

The District of Squamish says it was “extremely disappointed” to hear of the cancellation.

“It has become part of the tapestry of our town; and has given our community a great sense of pride. It was also a fantastically fun weekend that many of our residents enjoyed immensely as they were caught up in the spirit of music, art and the spectacular,” says Mayor Patricia Heintzman in a statement.

“The Squamish Valley Music Festival leaves an indelible legacy and has helped put Squamish on the map with its world class production – we are grateful.”

Festival fans across the province reacted Wednesday morning to the news.

@squamishfest I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed

— ryandamian (@Rayman_98) March 2, 2016
why squamish gotta play us like that
— willyum (@WilliamOscarr) March 2, 2016

Not gonna lie....I'm somewhat sad this morning!
Good Times in a Big Field aka #SquamishFest is Cancelled this year. pic.twitter.com/Oonw2zw6U5

— Aaron Alexander (@aaronmalexander) March 2, 2016

Tough week for BC, with canucks bust at trade deadline, Squamish fest canceling and house prices didn't drop. But hey! We've got mountains!

— Raj (@BlogTrot) March 2, 2016

Sad to see #SquamishFest cancelled. It was a great festival, and a great showcase for BC-based bands to reach bigger audiences.

— Paul Nixey (@paulnixey) March 2, 2016


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