Archive for Sunday, June 8, 2008

Several acts cancelled on final day of Wakarusa Festival

June 8, 2008


Soggy. Muddy. Flooded.

Sunday night's pelting of rain and hail caused the cancelation of the majority of Wakarusa headliners scheduled past 6 p.m.

Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and second-generation guitarist Dweezil Zappa were slated to close out the festival's main stage. But weather actually damaged the Sun Down stage, according to festival organizer Brett Mosiman.

By 8:30 p.m., only the Revival Tent was still active, with North Carolina's Avett Brothers and Kansas' Split Lip Rayfield the final two acts still standing among the dozens booked at the four-day festival. The general dampness of the concert site also caused the Sun Up Stage and Porch Stage to be shut down, with bands such as Bang Camaro and State Radio forfeiting their appearances.

Mosiman said there are no plans for artists to play make-up shows at local venues, such as his own club The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.

Earlier in the day, headliner Emmylou Harris canceled due to illness.


karmaxs3 9 years, 11 months ago

You'd think these organizers would learn by now. I used to go to MeggaKegger, Omega, Human Rights Festival, etc., EVERY SINGLE YEAR, no matter what month they are scheduled, it storms at least one day. I almost booked a flight to come to this one so I could see Mickey Hart's band play. Glad I didn't. Maybe they should rename all future festivals to the Mudslide Tornado Experience.

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