ATLANTA (CelebrityAccess) — Organizers for the electronic music-themed Shaky Beats festival announced that festival will not be returning, in its current form anyway, for 2020
“Shaky Beats Music Festival will not return in 2020. We would like to thank all of the fans who attended, celebrated, and danced with us at Shaky Beats over the last few years,” organizers said in a post on the festival’s website.
The festival, which turned four in 2019, took place in May for the last two years in Atlanta at Central Park, having moved there in 2017 from its original venue at historic Centennial Olympic Park.
C3 Presents Tim Sweetwood told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the decision not to stage the EDM festival in 2020 was driven by logistics.
“Those shows are meant for loud sound systems and late nights, and that’s hard to pull off in a downtown metropolis,” Sweetwood told the AJC. “I want to play it louder and with pyro until 1 a.m. The electronic scene has logistics that I can’t do.”
In the place of the Shaky Beats festival, C3 is now planning to revive the country music festival Shaky Boots, which was last held in 2015. Shaky Boots will take place in Central Park near downtown Atlanta on May 8 & 9, 2020, one week after the 2020 edition of Shaky Knees festival.
The 2020 edition of Shaky Boots will be a little smaller than the 2015 version of the festival, with music pared down to two stages with an expected audience of 15-20,000 fans per day.
“I wanted a sister festival to Shaky Knees, which was Boots, and they were supposed to be in the same location. That location was taken from me, so they had to split. This will go back to the original plan,” Sweetwood told the newspaper.