Unfortunately, we're starting to see more and more concerts and festivals getting canceled for this summer and that includes Electric Forest in Rothbury.

The festival was scheduled to take place in August but is now being pushed back for the second year in a row because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Electric Forest statement:

After a tumultuous year full of challenges, HQ has eagerly anticipated and worked towards our collective return to Electric Forest. However, as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have continued, it has become clear that we are not going to be able to gather in 2021 and that postponing to 2022 is our only course of action.

While we all miss each other tremendously and can’t wait to connect again, the safety of the Forest Family and the community that hosts us remains of utmost importance. This must be kept front of mind, along with the meticulous planning and coordination required to coordinate and produce our time together each summer in Rothbury. We must balance our optimism with realism – and we must respect the process in place, the efforts underway, and the sacrifices we’ve all made over the last year in an effort to keep each other safe.

 

For members that currently hold Electric Forest wristbands & lodging packages:

You can simply hold onto your wristbands and lodging packages for the 2022 festival or you can submit for a refund. Wristband holders will be contacted via email in the coming days with details on how to get a refund.

According to MLive, An estimated 40,000 people attend the weekend-long electric music festival in a rural stretch of Oceana County.

I would plan on more announcements like this in the coming weeks as it's still not clear what the summer concert season in Michigan is going to look like.

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