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It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Dancefestopia, Kansas City’s largest electronic music festival, has announced the cancellation of their 2020 gathering. At the end of May, the festival had been given permission to go ahead with their fall event as long as they were following certain guidelines and protocols in attempt to keep everyone in attendance safe. The festival’s organizers did point out that this could change at any time and in the case that they would have to cancel ticket holders would be automatically refunded.
Now, after eight well-known artists have pulled out of their slots on the lineup and voiced their opinions about it being too soon to throw such a large event, the festival has made the smart choice to cancel. G Jones had previously made a statement on Twitter, explaining why he felt it was necessary to pull out and apologized for any disappointment this might cause. Apashe, Kai Wachi, Bleep Bloop, and MUST DIE! followed closely behind and shortly after the decision to hold off until 2021 was made.
sad to announce that i'm pulling off the dancefestopia lineup. i was really looking forward to this festival and i miss playing music for you all more than anything. i'm extremely sorry to everyone disappointed + can't wait for the day it's safe to do large music events again 🖤 pic.twitter.com/v44Ah5VlkA— G JONES (@gjonesbass) June 23, 2020
Tickets will carry over to next year’s event, if attendees would like, or refunds are available now through August 13. Organizers also announced 2021’s line-up, which carries over many of the same artists from this year.