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BlackCreek Festival Canceled

TORONTO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — After only one year, organizers for The BlackCreek Summer Music Festival have announced that the concert series is going on hiatus for the immediate future.

A post on the festival's website cited poor ticket sales but noted that they are developing a new financing strategy to carry the concert series forward in coming years. Festival organizers have promised to provide an update in March.

"We are still of the strong belief that Toronto and Ontario should be home to a leading summer music festival and that the benefits to the cultural community and tourism industry can be significant." said Kevin Albrecht, a member of the festival's investor group. "It has been a true challenge to launch such an ambitious undertaking and we would like to thank everyone who believes in this vision and for their support throughout. There are certainly hurdles to clear in order to move forward which cannot be achieved without long-term financial restructuring and that's where the focus must be at this time."

The outdoor concert series, staged at York University, launched last year with a lineup that featured Plácido Domingo, James Taylor, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Brad Paisley. Artists on the bill for 2012 included. This year's lineup featured a list of artists that included Barry Manilow, James Taylor and John Fogerty. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers