Music festival at the Forks axed due to low ticket sales

A high-profile Winnipeg music festival is cancelling just days before it was slated to take place.

Current Festival, a showcase of local artists with a luxury vibe, described by organizers as ‘a love letter to Winnipeg‘, announced Monday that its inaugural event isn’t going ahead.

“Ticket sales for a new festival are crucial, and we know that Winnipeg is a city of last-minute decision makers,” the festival said in a statement on social media.

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“We waited as long as we could to get an uptick in sales, but they didn’t materialize, and the event is no longer viable.⁠”

The festival was scheduled for Aug. 12-14 and was slated to pair live music by the likes of Begonia, William Prince, and the Bros. Landreth with craft cocktails, restaurant-quality food, and interactive art.

The festival said people who had already purchased tickets have been emailed with more details.

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