Big Barrel fest springs a link, canceled
Friday, January 29, 2016
– The Big Barrel Country Music Festival, slated for June in Delaware, was cancelled by its promoters.
No reason was given for the postponement of the festival slated to have Brad Paisley, Eric Church and Sam Hunt as headliners. Last year's fest, the first Big Barrel, drew about 30,000 people over 3 days with Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Co-promoter Goldenvoice posted on the Big Barrel web site, "We have made the difficult decision to cancel Big Barrel Country Music Festival, due to take place at The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware on June 24-26, 2016."
"We sincerely apologize to all the people this decision affects: the fans, artists, industry partners, venue, City of Dover and State of Delaware; all of whom welcomed us with open arms for our inaugural festival in 2015."
Ticket purchasers will automatically receive full refunds including all service charges beginning this Monday, Feb. 1.
Goldenvoice promoted the fest with Red Frog Events. They also put on the successful Firefly Music Festival in Delaware.
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