Hinterland Fest Relocates

The Hinterland Music Festival, scheduled for July 31-Aug. 1, had to relocate after several days of heavy rains caused flooding at  in Des Moines, Iowa. 

The festival was moved to the  in St. Charles, about half an hour south of the park, according to the Des Moines Register.

“That rain we had in June was the third largest rain Water Works said they’d ever got and it seems to be happening more and more often,” Hinterland organizer Sam Summers told the paper. “You just don’t want to take a chance; things can get dangerous real fast.”

Previously purchased tickets were to be honored, though refunds were available through Ticketfly. All purchased camping tickets were to be refunded. The amphitheater has space for free tent camping only on a first-come basis, as well as free parking.

Hinterland featured performances by Old Crow Medicine Show, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Brandi Carlile, Yonder Mountain String Band, St. Paul And The Broken Bones, and others.

This is the second major festival to have flooding problems at Water Works Park this summer. The River Bank Bash was canceled in June due to flooding, though it might be rescheduled for a later date, the Register said.