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This summer’s Squamish Valley Music Festival has been cancelled. No reason has been given for the cancellation of the event, which was scheduled to take place August 5th to 7th. Organizers say it was an “extremely difficult decision” to reach and apologize to fans, artists and partners.

Organizers issued the following statement via the festival’s website: 

We have made the extremely difficult decision to not proceed with the 2016 festival, due to take place in August. This decision was not made lightly and we sincerely apologize to all the people this decision affects: the fans, artists, industry partners, corporate partners, suppliers and all of our supporters within the community of Squamish.


We have spoken with a representative from Live Nation who told us they will not be issuing any other statements at this time and no further explanation for the cancellation was given. 

The District of Squamish has released the following statement: 

“It’s difficult to quantify the total impact of the Festival but we know there has been a massive injection of revenue, increased awareness and heightened profile for Squamish,” says District of Squamish Mayor Patricia Heintzman. “Squamish Fest has helped our town transition to a place that has been recognized on ‘best of’ lists in A-list publications. It has become part of the tapestry of our town; and has given our community a great sense of pride. It was also a fantastically fun weekend that many of our residents enjoyed immensely as they were caught up in the spirit of music, art and the spectacular. We have played host to the world, and it has been a great honour.” 


At this point, Facebook and Twitter accounts have been deactivated for Squamish Valley Music Festival. 

With files from News 1130 (Vancouver).

More details to come, as Mountain FM and our sister stations have them.