C3 Presents’ Inaugural Sudden Little Thrills Festival Called Off 

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The thrill is gone. Pittsburgh’s Sudden Little Thrills Music Fest has been canceled, less than a month after organizers unveiled the lineup for the inaugural event. A statement on the festival’s website blames “circumstances beyond our control.” 

The festival was supposed to take place Sept. 7-8 at Hazelwood Green with a lineup featuring The Killers, SZA, Wiz Khalifa, Melanie Martinez, St. Vincent, Omar Apollo, Yung Gravy, Fletcher, Girl Talk, Crowded House, Ethel Cain and more. 

The event was produced by C3 Presents, which is behind major festivals including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Music Festival and Sea.Hear.Now.

“We were excited to bring a new world-class music festival to Pittsburgh, however, due to circumstances beyond our control, the Sudden Little Thrills Festival will not take place in 2024,” the statement on suddenlittlethrillsfestival.com says. “Tickets purchased directly through Front Gate Tickets will be automatically refunded in as little as 30 days to the original method of payment.”  

Unfortunately, the cancellation of Sudden Little Thrills follows rumblings in the industry that the festival market in 2024 is soft — from how long it took Coachella to sell out to other events being called off, like Jay Z’s Made In America.

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