Tuesday, February 9, 2016
– The second annual FarmBorough country music festival, slated to be held in New York City in June, was canceled yesterday.
A statement on the festival's web site said, "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. We appreciate the opportunity you afforded us to present FarmBorough in New York City, and apologize for any inconvenience."
Festival and ferry passes will be refunded through point of purchase with the process having started today."
The list of performers was only released about three weeks ago with Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Brantley Gilbert, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Thomas Rhett all in the line-up for the June 17-19 festival.
Others in the line-up were Kacey Musgraves, A Thousand Horses, Billy Currington, Lonestar, David Nail and Eric Paslay.
Festival passes went on sale Jan. 29.
Live National Entertainment and Founders Entertainment collaborated on the festival. Live Nation puts on other country fests as well in the U.S. The first year of FarmBorough attracted more than 40,000 people.
This marks the second country fest cancelled in recent weeks. The Big Barrel Country Music Festival, scheduled for Delaware in June, was canceled without explanation. Some thought Big Barrel fell victim to FarmBorough.