The longest-running country music festival in the world is ending it’s streak.
After 37 years, WE Fest Country Music Festival has announced they are taking a hiatus.
In order to do the best possible job we can, we will be using 2020 as a planning year. We are excited to continue the tradition and bring an even bigger and better festival to country music fans in the summer of 2021. We look forward to seeing you then!
— WE Fest (@wefestmn) November 4, 2019
After the sale of WE Fest from Townsquare Media to Live Nation along with the silence of information on next year’s event, fans now know why.
“After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone WE Fest 2020 and come back strong in August of 2021,” Brian O’Connell, president of country touring for Live Nation and creator of its Country Nation festivals, told the Tribune.
WE Fest will evidently be at Soo Pass Ranch for the foreseeable future, according to new owners Live Nation. Rumors that have been circulating, but O’Connell added, that doesn’t mean WE Fest is looking for a new home.
“All of the rumors that are flying around that we’re going to move the festival and all that kind of stuff are not true,” he said. “We want to take the time to get to know the 37 year tradition of WE Fest and talk to as many people as we can who have been involved with it. … There is a lot of history that we need to be respectful of, and a lot of people who are very invested in this festival.