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Moogfest 2020 Canceled for 'Logistical Reasons'

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A view of atmosphere at Moogfest 2014 on April 26, 2014 in Asheville, North Carolina. 

Four months ahead of the event, electronic music festival Moogfest has been canceled. According to a blog post from the festival, Moogfest 2020 will no longer take place April 16-19 due to “logistical reasons.”  

“As an organization, our purpose is to create deeply meaningful experiences and relationships in order to continually enrich our creative community,” the post reads. “This intermission will be used to focus on the future of Moogfest and to investigate new ways of exploring the future of music, art, and technology.”

Moogfest launched in 2004 in honor of the inventor of the Moog synthesizer Robert Arthur Moog. The three-day music, tech and art festival has taken place almost every year since its debut in various cities throughout New York and North Carolina. The event took a hiatus in 2015 after its 2014 edition lost $1.5 million, according to Billboard reporting at the time.

The festival has been graced by renowned electronic musicians over the years including Devo, Laurie Anderson, Gary Numan, Kraftwerk, Suzanne Ciani, Keith Emerson, Brian Eno and Giorgio Moroder.

Moogfest is put on by Moog Music, which wrote in the post, “We will continue to support emerging artists, celebrate the musicians who helped shape electronic music as we hear it today, and work diligently to design an event that honors the spirit of Bob Moog and the Moogfest community.”

The post continues: “To all attendees, artists, sponsors, presenters, and volunteers: thank you for your support, understanding, and patience as the Moogfest experience continues to evolve.”

Anyone who purchased advanced tickets for the 2020 event can email moogfest@moogmusic.com for information regarding obtaining a refund.


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