SKOOKUM Festival won't be returning to Vancouver this year

Feb 24 2020, 2:32 pm

Although the event saw over 50,000 people attend, organizers behind the SKOOKUM Festival in Vancouver said the festival will not be returning for 2020, citing “unsustainable” cost projections as a major reason for the decision.

In a statement to Daily Hive, organizers said that although disappointed, they “thank the 50,000+ fans who came out and supported the event, which we believe combined one of the world’s most beautiful settings, great music, and strong partnerships.”

The inaugural event was held in 2018 at Stanley Park, and the cancellation of the 2020 event, follows the cancellation of the event in 2019, as well.

Last year, organizers cited the inability to book artists as a major reason for the cancellation of the event.

The 2018 event was held in Stanley Park and featured headlining bands The Killers and Florence and the Machine.

Prior to the 2018 event, organizers said the festival held the promise of being bigger than Live Nation’s FVDED In The Park, held in Surrey, which will once again go ahead this year.