The Forest Moon Festival scheduled for the May long weekend just outside of town has been cancelled. It was controversial from the beginning, but the organizers had never intended it to be. Compared to the likes of Shambala in social media conversations, Lone Tree Events had hoped to educate the locals that the Forest Moon Festival was something different: an over-19 electronic dance festival without drugs and alcohol to be held at Sun Lodge Farms on Highway 23 just north of the Hot Springs Road.
The event management company started up by Cameron Gordon, who grew up in Nakusp and now lives in Calgary, issued a statement to let attendees know about the news, “The organizers of the Forest Moon Festival regret to say that we have had to cancel this year’s event. There exists with every festival a foundation of 3 pillars (box office, volunteers and vendors.) Without any ONE of these pillars the festival cannot be expected to stand securely and succeed.”
Three weeks before the event, the company evaluated their situation and made the difficult call. They have not indicated an alternative date or whether they will try again next year.
“We are dedicated to having excellent events that exceed everyone’s expectations and clearly that was not going to be the result. We have reimbursed all ticket and parking sales. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this difficult decision has created,” the statement read.
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