While some festivals have been able to successfully expand to two weekends – Coachella, most notably — Live Nation’s Jeff Trisler seems to acknowledge that it wasn’t a viable game plan in the Pacific Northwest.
“The Sasquatch! community has spoken. They continue to support the traditional Memorial Day Weekend event with great enthusiasm. Unfortunately, the second weekend was not embraced,” Trisler said in statement reported by the Seattle Times.
“We felt it was better to cancel the new event now and give everyone time to make alternative plans for the Fourth of July weekend. Going forward, Sasquatch! Music Festival will be at the Gorge Amphitheatre on the weekend the fans want: Memorial Day Weekend only.”
Fans who purchased tickets for the second weekend through Ticketmaster can go to the point of purchase for refunds. A limited number of Memorial Day Weekend passes are still available for purchase.