The annual Rothbury music festival at Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Mich., will not be held in 2010, organizers said Friday. Producers are hoping the event will return in 2011.
Rothbury producers Madison House Presents and AEG Live said in a news release that the decision to hold off in 2010 was based on lack of availability from artists.
“A contributing factor in our decision is that, due to various artists’ recording and touring schedules, we now believe that timing will not allow for us to assemble the cutting edge roster that everyone has come to expect from Rothbury,” said a post on the festival’s Web site .
“The result for this year is that we are not able to move forward with the integrity and high standards that we demand from ourselves and for the festival.”
But Rothbury producers are still planning to host the festival in 2011. "This event is something very special, and we are unwilling to potentially tarnish what Rothbury is, and can become, by working under conditions that will produce anything less than a magical experience,” Madison House Presents’ Jeremy Stein said in a statement. “Our efforts are certainly not coming to an end."
Last year’s second annual Rothbury took place at Double JJ Ranch from July 2-5, and featured such artists as the Dead, Bob Dylan, the String Cheese Incident and Willie Nelson & Family, among others.