Atlanta, GA natives and those in the surrounding areas are currently grieving over the fact The Wrecking Ball Festival will be skipping 2017 this year due to complications with space in their new venue. The organizers of the festival has released the following statement regarding the decision:
“Since the Wrecking Ball 2016 came to a close on August 14th, we have been working non-stop on the relocation of The Masquerade concert venue. The process of locating a new home and then executing the move has not only been an enormous project, but has also taken virtually all of our team’s time and attention. The Masquerade has ultimately landed in a tremendous new downtown space, but one that, unfortunately, is without a proper space to hold The Wrecking Ball ATL in the next step of it’s progression.
So, rather than produce an event smaller in scope or ambition than that toward which The Wrecking Ball is heading, we will be taking 2017 off to both work on the long-term future of The Masquerade, one of the longest running and most storied concert venues in the country, AND to put together a suitable location and set up for the uniquely produced and curated festival that The Wrecking Ball ATL is and will become.”
Not to worry, as they have assured their fans and festival goers that the festival will be returning in 2018 bigger and better than ever. Well, guess this means we have year to save up for plane tickets to the ATL.
Last year, festival headliners included Thursday, Drive like Jehu, and Quicksand.