Float Festers in 2016 at Cool River Ranch in San Marcos (Photo by David Brenden Hall)
Float Fest the Summer Association Combining a music festival with floodwaters, has been canceled. It was scheduled to run July 20-21 in Gonzales.
It had shaped itself to be a landmark year for the six-year running event. They had ordered a big-ticket lineup with Flaming Lips Ice Cube Major Lazer Portugal Man ] Gucci Mane Cascade Big Boi and ] Rainbow Kitten Suprise . The fortress was also moved from its former home on Cool River Ranch in San Marcos to a private land in Gonzales, located about 90 minutes southwest of Austin.
A representative of Float Fest informed Chronicle this afternoon that on-site issues forced the cancellation and that the tickets will be refunded. Earlier this afternoon, a Gonzales Chamber of Commerce worker said there was no problem.
Float Fest's official statement reads:
"We are very concerned to announce that the Float Fest 201
"We have been working around the clock to prepare the new festival site in Gonzales, but at the moment we feel not the reasons ready to fully show all that Float Fest is all about. With weather, Gonzales saw an exceptional amount of rain in May and June. Although the site cleared, the rain caused delays in the construction. We want to give our fans a first-class experience and we will therefore complete the site so that it is ready for the 2020 festival.
"All ticket holders will be refunded 100% for the cost of their tickets. This refund process will be initiated through our ticket partner, Eventbrite, for all participants who bought ticket (s) through their website. There is no action required at your end and you can expect to see the refund on your credit / debit card statement within the next 5-7 business days. 19659011] "If you have any questions about this whole process, please contact us at info @ floatfest.net. We are dedicated to answering any questions and concerns you may have.
"We really love our fans. We appreciate you sticking while we work hard to do the right thing."