After eight years and 11 festivals, Interstellar Rodeo has announced it will not be returning next year.
In a post to their Twitter and website on Monday, Interstellar Rodeo thanked fans for all of the support.
From 2012 to 2019, the one-of-a-kind festival brought countless musicians to Winnipeg and Edmonton with the help of festival founders Six Shooter Records and artist managers Shauna de Cartier and Helen Britton.
In a release on their website, Interstellar Rodeo says the mission behind the festival was “to offer a premium, relaxed, respectful and fun experience from start to finish” and create a positive experience for visitors while they enjoyed incredible musical talent.
“Interstellar became a model of art-forward, inclusive programming,” said the release.
“With the introduction of side stages to showcase community dance groups and spoken word artists to a strong contingent of artists from northern territories including Yukon and Nunavut, Interstellar Rodeo welcomed and celebrated artists from all over the country and all over the world.”
While the festival will be missed, the team also shared their gratitude for all that made the festival what it was.
“Thank you to our volunteers, our sponsors, supporters and partners, our families, the artists, their agents and managers, and most of all, the fans in Edmonton and Winnipeg for making this a truly memorable experience each and every time.”