2023 FloydFest Gathering in Limbo After Permitting and Logistical Challenges

2023 FloydFest Gathering in Limbo After Permitting and Logistical Challenges

This morning, the organizers behind the annual FloydFest gathering, scheduled for July 26 through 30 in rural Check, Va., shared that the 2023 edition of the event is in limbo due to final permitting and logistical factors. 

Previously the folks behind the celebration of live music, which was dubbed “FloydFest 23: Forever,”  had announced that it would welcome nearly 100 artists on six stages, including headliners The Black Crowes, My Morning Jacket, Sheryl Crow and Goose. 

In an official statement issued by FloydFest, they initiated the news by offering, “Very few ‘independent’ music festivals exist these days. Our patrons, our memories, this ‘music, magic and mountains,’ this community, our collective anticipation for future FloydFests, are what keep each of us going, and we don’t take that lightly.”

The folks behind the event continued, “Looking outward and inward, ‘FloydFest’ is exactly what we all need this year. To boot, we have embarked on a paramount project: to make good on building all of us a forever home where we will celebrate life, love and living for decades to come. This dual mission hits deep for each of us. And thus, the news we received this week hits even deeper.”

They added, “Due to final permitting and logistical factors beyond our control, the new FloydFest site, FestivalPark, is not currently viable for a 2023 festival, and we are currently exploring all options. We will be back with more information on April 6.” 

The statement concluded with, “Make zero mistake — FloydFest and its future are strong, and this we do know: We will see each of you, our FloydFest Family, in July 2024, as we christen your new home, FestivalPark.” 

Read the official statement below. For more information, visit floydfest.com.

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