Yesterday, an announcement came through that is saddening for festivals goers. Republic Live, the producers of WayHome Music & Arts Festival have announced that the 2018 edition will be put on hold.
“After much consideration, we have made the difficult decision to push pause on the 2018 edition, to allow us to reflect, re-assess and re-imagine the event,” says Eva Dunford, co-founder / partner, Republic Live. “We want to thank all of our fans, artists, staff, vendors, sponsors, suppliers, partners, and community members. We sincerely appreciate your support and participation over the last three years to create a truly special festival.”
Republic Live is looking forward to producing a series of concerts and events throughout the summer of 2018 and will continue to expand on the functionality of the privately owned Burl’s Creek Event Grounds venue.
“The custom-designed 600+ acre site is beyond comparison to others in this area. We have a huge opportunity to develop music and other events at Burl’s Creek and will focus on these prospects over the next year and into the future,” says David Cuddy, CFO, Republic Live.
Although this is an unhappy announcement, sometimes you just need to take a break, and when you come back, you are stronger than ever! Let’s hope this is the case with WayHome Music & Arts festival!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.