Yet another major country music festival has been cancelled. New York City’s FarmBorough Music Festival, set for June 17-19 at Randall’s Island Park, will not return for its second year. The news broke this morning through a post shared on the festival’s Facebook page.
“FarmBorough Festival will not return to Randall’s Island in June of 2016. All of us at FarmBorough Festival appreciate the support we have received, but conditions dictate that we redirect our energy at this time,” the statement reads. “We appreciate the opportunity you afforded us to present FarmBorough in New York City, and apologize for any inconvenience.”
According to the festival’s website, refunds for both tickets and ferry passes to Randall’s Island, will be distributed over the next few days.
The news comes as a surprise to many, as promotional Facebook posts advertising ticketing sales were posted just yesterday. The festival was scheduled to be headlined by Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, and Tim McGraw, with appearances from some of the biggest names in country, including Kacey Musgraves, Brooks and Dunn, and Thomas Rhett.
The surprise move comes after Delaware’s Big Barrel Country Music Festival was cancelled just days after tickets went on sale. Neither east coast festival has given a specific reason as to why the events were shuttered.