The Washington based Sasquatch! Music Festival told fans Friday that they have decided not to host shows on both Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekend this summer.
According to Billboard, the tickets for the Independence Day weekend shows failed to garner adequate sales, for which the traditional May venue overwhelmingly achieved. The festival’s offering of a second showing is the first move toward expansion in 12 years.
Live Nation, Seattle president Jeff Trisler proclaimed in a statement posted on the festival’s site, “The Sasquatch! community has spoken. They continue to support the traditional Memorial Day Weekend event with great enthusiasm. Unfortunately, the second weekend was not embraced. We felt it was better to cancel the new event now and give everyone time to make alternative plans for the Fourth of July weekend.”
The Oregonian reports that among the bands left without a gig include Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, and New Order. The May shows, held May 23-24 at Gorge Amphitheatre, will include headliners OutKast, with National and Queens of the Stone Age.
Tickets are to be returned for the July shows, while May tickets are still available. News of bands being rescheduled has yet to be released.