Coronavirus has claimed another 2020 festival victim. This time, the storied Pennsylvania festival, Camp Bisco, is biting the dust. After much consideration, festival organizers have determined that the Montage Mountain-based event is pushing up too closely to its early July dates. Original headliners for Camp Bisco 2020 included Bassnectar, STS9, Lotus, Tipper, and of course The Disco Biscuits.
“After much consideration, we have decided to reschedule Camp Bisco 2020,” organizers lament in a public statement to fans. “We are extremely saddened by the decision, but the safety of the festival-goers, artists, crews, and staff is our number one priority.”
The festival marks the third July gathering to call it quits on the year, following Shambhala and Burning Man, both of which take place towards the end of the month. Of course, June festivals are all out of the question, with Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Governor’s Ball, Spring Awakening, and others all postponing until 2021. Even festivals as far out as Halloween are being called, including Voodoo in New Orleans, Wakaan Festival, Dirtybird Campout, and more surely to join. No wonder since the world’s largest concert promoter, Live Nation, is projecting their return to live music one year out from June.
Camp Bisco will resume on its normally scheduled weekend next year, July 8-10. Ticketholders will be able to use their 2020 passes for next year.
“Expect an epic camp lineup similar to this year with some amazing additions, massive production, and an immersive projection mapping experience,” continue the Bisco organizers in their statement.
— Camp Bisco (@campbisco) May 11, 2020