Bummer news for music fans in Phoenix: Lost Lake Festival has announced they will be cancelling the 2018 event.

Perhaps the lineup just wasn’t up to snuff, but I’d read the press release as something that perhaps they see as relating to the city’s support for the festival. Maybe they didn’t feel the festival “gave back” enough, because they reference that they’re donating some money from last year’s fest into the artistic community.

And thankfully, tickets will be refunded.

Lost Lake 2018 Cancelled

Here is the press release from the festival…

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 beautiful event last year and are deeply grateful for the support of the artists, fans and the City of Phoenix.

We are so thankful for the embrace we received from Phoenix, and want to share our gratitude by giving back to several non-profit organizations that are helping to further arts and education in the community. 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.

All ticket purchases will be automatically refunded in full, including processing fees, directly to the method of payment used in 7 – 10 business days. If you have any questions related to your refund please reach out to order-support[email protected]

We again appreciate all the support we received and hope in some small way Lost Lake helped to elevate the incredible artistic and cultural community of the Valley.

Superfly has expanded into Denver with this year’s Grandoozy Festival, so they’ll be staying busy regardless.