UpNorth Music Festival, which was set to occur August 18-20 in Copemish, Michigan, has officially been canceled.
The lineup included headliners G Jones, Louis the Child and REZZ, in addition to many other artists for three days of music and art. The festival attributes circumstances outside of their control to the cancelation, including issues with the original venue and ultimately, lack of enough local law enforcement personnel to sign off the event.
Read UpNorth’s full statement below.
To our UpNorth family,
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you UpNorth Festival will not be happening this year. Eight months ago Twisted Trails granted us permission to have the event, so we went on sale with tickets. As things developed and we learned that the owners were no longer willing to work with us, we tried purchasing the land. We were unable to make this happen, so we went to our backup property. After gaining approvals from a new county, new landowner, EMS, fire departments, rearranging production, routing artists, creating new site and emergency plans, sourced additional security, the local law enforcement could not source enough personnel to sign off on the event. We tried contacting state police and other officers in the area. However we were unable to allocate the personnel needed to hold the event.
Thank you to all the festival goers, local governments, and local businesses who gave us this opportunity to try to create a life changing experience on such short notice. Refunds will be available at your point of purchase, including online purchases and hard copies.
We love each and every one of you, and have an overwhelming appreciation for all of those who stood by us throughout this journey.