NYC Popfest going on hiatus, no 2017 edition
NYC Popfest celebrated its 10th anniversary this year but sadly it may possibly end up being its last. Organizer Maz Hadid announced today via NYC Popfest that the indiepop festival would not happen in 2017:
As the year comes to a close and inquiries about performing at and attending Popfest come pouring in, I’m faced with delivering some sad news: NYC Popfest will go on hiatus beginning in 2017. This was an incredibly difficult decision for me to make. Over the past ten years Popfest has been a labor of love for me; however, at this time I need to focus on several important personal matters. I’ll re-evaulate next year to see what lies ahead for the festival. My deepest thanks go out to everyone who supported, played, and came to NYC Popfest over the last decade.
After 10 years, the last few of which Maz was basically booking and running Popfest on his own, taking a break seems reasonable...but we'll miss it. (This fest is my only hope of ever seeing The Woodentops in NYC.) And let's hope they get the itch to do it again.