Sasquatch! The music festival will not take place in 2019, Willamette Week reports. Founder Adam Zacks announced the news on Thursday.
"Today, we take a bow and farewell to Sasquatch!" Said Zacks in a statement. "I will no longer produce the festival, nor will it happen in 2019." It is unclear whether the festival can be picked up by another device in the future.
In 2002, Zack's Sasquatch! Launched annually at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington. This year's event, which took place during Memorial Day weekend, featured Bon Iver, National and Modest Mouse. Over the years, the festival grew from a single day to a three-day event (it spanned four days from 2011 to 2013). In 2014, the festival festival was extended to include a full-year version of July 4th, but the second weekend weekend was canceled after failing to create enough support from fans. Last year, Frank Ocean enjoyed his main appearance a few weeks before the festival began.
"Seventeen years is a long time to do something. The Beatles lasted only eight years, a fact so surprising that it's hard to believe." Zacks continued in his statement. "While we did not achieve anything as indelible as" Hey Jude, "the festival left a permanent brand and proudly represented an independent spirit.
" Sasquatch! will forever be a loss of the people who worked with us, the artists who inspired us and the different experiences from the fans who participated in it … of friendship, dedication, mountain wedding, permanent tattoos, once in a lifetime co-operation, weather events both treacherous and magnificent, at least a very general perception and, of course, hundreds of incredible inspirational performances, "he concluded." My humble gratitude to all of you. "