Rifflandia turns 10 years old this year, and the festival’s line-up is bigger and more diverse than ever spanning country, rock, and electronic music over the four-day event. Photo contributed

Rifflandia Festival cancelled for 2019

Early Bird tickets can be refunded at point of purchase, or held and redeemed for 2020

The 12th edition of Rifflandia Festival, scheduled for Sept. 12 to 16 is officially postponed to fall 2020.

Organizers made the announcement on Facebook Thursday afternoon.

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“Building Rifflandia has been an incredible journey filled with amazing musical memories and accomplishments. But as our city continues to change before our eyes, our region’s unique festival landscape is evolving and this requires our careful attention to ensure that Rifflandia is able to thrive for years to come, alongside our artists, audience and partners.”

Rifflandia was established in 2008 and has showcased more than 1,500 artists, including some of the biggest touring acts in the world today.

It is the second show produced by Victoria’s Atomique Productions to take time off with Rock the Shores 2019 cancelled in March.

“We aren’t certain what the future holds for this event as it will depend on business conditions and talent availabilities in our region,” organizers said at that time.

Those who purchased early bird tickets for Rifflandia can get a refund at the point of purchase, or use them for the planned 2020 event.



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