SOUTHHAMPTON, NY (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Heavy rainfall forced organizers to pull the plug on the final day of the otherwise successful Escape To New York festival.
In a post on the festival's website, event organizers wrote: "In light of heavy overnight and morning rainfall, impending inclement weather, safety concerns and potential damage to The Shinnecock Indian Nation’s Reservation, Escape to New York has cancelled Sunday, the last day of the festival. We deeply regret any inconvenience this may have caused our festivalgoers."
"Out of respect for our gracious hosts, The Shinnecock Nation, we made this difficult but necessary decision per their request. All festival patrons who have purchased Sunday tickets, including event, parking and/or brunch tickets and were unable to attend E2NY due to this cancellation, can contact their ticket vendor for their Sunday ticket refund. Further information regarding weekend pass holders will be available on the website. With amazing reviews and a close to capacity crowd on Saturday, Escape to New York looks forward to returning next year."
An additional statement by a representative of the Shinnecock Indian Nation noted that there were incidences of flash flooding, power outages and pools of standing water at the reservation at 11AM on July 7th. Additional precipitation was projected for the day.
Produced by a team led by Fred Fellowes, the creator of the popular U.K festival Secret Garden Party, Escape To New York was held at the Shinnecock Indian Nation on Long Island, with a list of headliners that included Patti Smith, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, The Vaccines, Best Coast, Au Revoir Simone, Chairlift, Lissy Trullie, Graffiti 6, The Submarines, White Rabbits, Static Jacks and The Postelles. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers