Pitchfork reports that David Lynch’s New York City edition of Festival of Disruption has been cancelled due to what festival representatives and Bowery Presents call “circumstances beyond our control.” the festival was scheduled to take place on May 17 and 18 at Brooklyn Steel. Garbage, Wye Oak and Mercury Rev were among the performers that were scheduled for the two day festival.
Tickholders will receive a refund. According to the statement, “If you purchased a 3-event pass, you will receive a refund for the price of the two performances plus fees on your credit card statement in 7-10 business days. Your original ticket to the screening will still be valid at Music Hall of Williamsburg.” A screening of Mulholland Drive, which is sold out, will go on as planned at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
The festival originated in Los Angeles in 2016 with St. Vincent, Sky Ferreira and Xiu Xiu performing. Bon Iver, The Kills, TV On The Radio, Mike Patton, RZA and Mercury Rev are other performers who have appeared at the Los Angeles version of the festival.
In 2018 the NYC edition was announced. That year it took place at Brooklyn Steel and featured performers like Angel Olsen, Jim James and Au Revoir Simone.