Electronic music lovers were left high and dry after the much-awaited Moonwalk Festival got canceled the day it was supposed to start. In a social media statement, organizers cited “unforeseen circumstances” with the venue owner and town officials.
“Moonwalk Festival was meant to be a celebration of music, joy, and unity under the moonlit sky, but sadly, fate has dealt us an unforgiving blow,” the statement reads.
Despite the major setback, organizers are actively looking into arranging make-up dates later in the summer. Moonwalk Festival’s management informed ticket holders that all refund requests would take at least 5-7 business days to process.
Social media users pointed out that permits should have been sorted out weeks before the event’s opening day. “I really needed to know earlier than the day of,” one netizen commented. “I hope they are transparent with the vendors and offer extra compensation.”
Most comments show support towards the electronic festival, with many users saying they’re looking forward to the rescheduled event.
Although it is a rookie in the festival scene, Moonwalk showed no signs of abating from its mission to become a celebration of unity, music, and joy. Until its halted 2023 edition, the multi-day event took place yearly in Bethel, New York, Woodstock’s original home.
This year, the fest was supposed to take over Camp Timber Trails in Massachusetts.