EF organizers ‘considering options’ for 2021 dates.

December 18, 2020

EF organizers ‘considering options’ for 2021 dates.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

ROTHBURY — The four-day Electric Forest Festival that attracts 40,000 or more attendees from across the US and other countries to the Double JJ Resort each year was canceled last summer due to COVID-19, and organizers recently announced they are “considering options” for 2021 dates.

The massive music festival held at the end of June has been ongoing since 2010. A similar event, ROTHBURY, took place in 2008 and 2009.

Organizers announced on the festival’s website they are weighing “health and safety guidelines” in determining the dates of the 2021 festival. “While we are holding our typical June timeframe, we have to consider health and safety guidelines as well as artist, infrastructure, and vendor availability. These all play a part in confirming a date for summer 2021.”

The seven-member Rothbury Village Council approved a 10-year contract with producers in November of 2019, which allows the mass gathering to occur through 2029, said Rothbury Village Clerk Carol Witzke. The event must also receive approval from District Health Department #10.

Organizers last spring proposed moving the 2020 festival to September, but the council voted it down.

The following is the message from EF organizers:

“Greetings Forest Family!

We are all excited to be moving in to the new year, and eager to gather together again. With that in mind, Forest HQ is currently considering options for Electric Forest Summer 2021 dates.

While we are holding our typical June time frame, we have to consider health and safety guidelines as well as artist, infrastructure, and vendor availability. These all play a part in confirming a date for summer 2021.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we navigate the opportunities, and we will communicate again with confirmed information.

All questions regarding loyalty, lodging packages, remaining wristbands, refunds and more will be answered when confirmed dates are announced.

– Forest HQ”

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