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Organizers cancel second edition of Phoenix’s Lost Lake Festival

Jun 15, 2018, 1:46 PM | Updated: Jun 21, 2018, 2:05 pm
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PHOENIX — Less than two months after tickets went on sale, the Lost Lake Festival three-day concert scheduled for this fall in Phoenix reportedly will be canceled.

Imagine Dragons, Future, the Chainsmokers and SZA had been announced as the headliners of a bill that included more than 40 acts.

The festival announced its cancelation Friday night.

In a statement, it said:

“Superfly has made the difficult decision to cancel Lost Lake Festival.

“We came to Phoenix because we were inspired by the amazing emerging arts, culture and food scene of the city, and wanted to capture this creative force with a festival as unique as the community. We’re honored by how everyone came together to help us produce a beauftil event last year and are deeply grateful for the support of the artists, fans and the City of Phoenix.”

It added that tickets will be refunded in seven to ten business days.

Amplify reported the cancellation Friday, saying it was likely because of poor ticket sales. Billboard had a similar report, saying an announcement would be coming soon.

Tickets for the festival, which was scheduled for Oct. 19-21 at Steele Indian School Park, have been on sale since April 27. Three-day general admission passes were listed for $189.50, and three-day VIP passes were $524.50.

Festival organizers said in March the event would be returning to the Valley after a successful inaugural year that drew nearly 50,000 fans in 2017.

Superfly, the same company that created Tennessee’s famed Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco, was behind Lost Lake.

The statement said it is planning to donate money to charities related to arts and education in the Phoenix area.

“We are planning to distribute the $25,000 we raised at last year’s festival to local charities including Arizona School for the Arts, Native American Connections, Phoenix Central High School, Phoenix Parks Foundation and Rosie’s House, match that number with direct funds from the Lost Lake partnership for a total contribution of $50,000,” the statement said.

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Organizers cancel second edition of Phoenix’s Lost Lake Festival