Vancouver Island's Rifflandia Festival cancelled this year

May 24 2019, 4:33 pm

Rifflandia, a popular, late-summer music and arts festival on Vancouver Island has been cancelled this year, according to organizers.

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In a Facebook post, organizers wrote that the 12th edition of the Victoria event “has been officially postponed to September 17-20, 2020.”

Rifflandia was established in 2008 “with the goal of creating a unique music and arts festival, set amongst the beautiful and historic downtown core of Victoria, British Columbia,” the post reads. Since then, organizers say that the festival has showcased over 1,500 artists.

“Building Rifflandia has been an incredible journey filled with amazing musical memories and accomplishments,” organizers write. “But as our city continues to change before our eyes, our region’s unique festival landscape is evolving and this requires our careful attention to ensure that Rifflandia is able to thrive for years to come, alongside our artists, audience and partners.”

The full post is below:

The 12th edition of Rifflandia Festival, scheduled for September 12-16, 2019, has been officially postponed to September 17-20, 2020. Early Bird tickets can be refunded at point of purchase, or held and redeemed for entry next year.

Rifflandia was established in 2008 with the goal of creating a unique music and arts festival, set amongst the beautiful and historic downtown core of Victoria, British Columbia. Over the past eleven years Rifflandia has showcased more than 1500 artists, including some of the biggest touring acts in the world today, while uniting a generation of music lovers in our community and beyond.

Building Rifflandia has been an incredible journey filled with amazing musical memories and accomplishments. But as our city continues to change before our eyes, our region’s unique festival landscape is evolving and this requires our careful attention to ensure that Rifflandia is able to thrive for years to come, alongside our artists, audience and partners.

We would like to extend a huge and heart felt thank you to everyone who has helped us create Rifflandia so far (you know who you are)!

To our amazing city – thank you for growing and evolving with us!

To our sponsors, partners, crew, staff and volunteers – thank you for joining us on the journey!

To our ticket buyers – thank you for filling Rifflandia’s venues and for your dedication!

To our charity partner, MusiCounts – we look forward to putting 1000’s more instruments into our local schools!

To our artists – thank you for creating and sharing your talents with us!

To everyone – have an AMAZING 2019 and we will SEE YOU IN 2020!

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