GONZALES, TX (CelebrityAccess) — Float Fest, a music and water sports festival, has been canceled due to production difficulties.
The festival, which was scheduled to take place in Gonzales, Texas, on July 20tj & 21st, featured a lineup with Major Lazer, Portugal, The Man, Gucci Mane, Kaskade, Zed’s Dead, Ice Cube, Big Gigantic and Flaming Lips among others.
In announcing the cancellation, organizers said that heavy rains in May & June caused unavoidable production delays that proved to be too challenging for the festival team to overcome.
“We are extremely saddened to announce today that Float Fest 2019 is being cancelled. This was a difficult decision to make, but due to several recent roadblocks outside of our control and in an effort to do right by our fans, the decision to cancel the event was the best option,” Organizers said in a statement posted to the festival website.
“We have been working around the clock to prepare the new festival site in Gonzales, but at this time we don’t feel the grounds are ready to fully showcase everything Float Fest is about. With weather, Gonzales saw an extraordinary amount of rain in May and June. Although the site cleared, the rain created delays of construction. We want to provide a first class experience to our fans, therefore we will be finishing out the site so that it is ready for the festival in 2020,” the statement added.
Festival organizers promised ticketholders a full refund. “refund process will be initiated through our ticketing partner, Eventbrite, for all attendees who purchased ticket(s) through their site. There is no action necessary on your end and you can expect to see the refund on your credit/debit card statement within the next 5-7 business days,” organizers said.