PLANO, TX (CelebrityAccess) — Live Nation has decided to pull out of the Suburbia Music Festival in 2015, leaving the city of Plano without a promoter and a name for the festival.
"Live Nation was proud to produce the Suburbia Music Festival this year as it kicked off the 2014 summer concert season. Together with the City of Plano, we brought world class music talent to fans throughout North Texas. While we will not produce Suburbia Music Festival in 2015, we look forward to continue bringing exciting live entertainment to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area in the future," Live Nation said, in a statement.
Live Nation did not indicate why they pulled back from the festival after its inaugural event in 2014. The 2014 edition of the two-day festival drew a reported 20,000 fans and while it was heralded as a success for Plano with an estimated economic impact of $1.6 million, it is unclear if that success matched Live Nation's expectations.
The city is now seeking a new promotion partner for the event and is releasing a request for proposal on Nov 26th with a deadline for submissions due by January 9. In addition to the challenge of finding a new promoter on short notice, the festival will also face rebranding issues as Live Nation owns the rights to the Suburbia Music Festival name. – Staff Writers