Treefort Fest postponed until September amidst coronavirus outbreak
Another festival has postponed its 2020 edition amidst the coronavirus outbreak: Boise, ID's Treefort Music Fest. Originally scheduled to happen March 25-29 in downtown Boise, Treefort has now been postponed until September 23-27, 2020, a statement from the festival reads:
As you’re aware we’ve been monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the Boise area and the surrounding states and have been in constant contact with The City of Boise and Central District Health to track the rapidly changing environment. With support from The City of Boise and Central District Health, postponing the festival is the best option for the Treasure Valley, the far-reaching Treefort community and the individuals and organizations that support Treefort Music Fest.
📣 TREEFORT MUSIC FEST 2020 WILL NOW TAKE PLACE SEPTEMBER 23rd-27th 📣
Treefort is a people-powered festival. We know that this time is incredibly difficult and uncertain for so many, and we share those feelings.
We would not exist without community and unwavering support. To all our beloved sponsors, partners and vendors, please know that we care deeply about you and how this decision may impact you, and we will be reaching out as soon as we are able. To all the amazing artists that are scheduled for Treefort 2020, we know how uncertain things feel and are doing all that we can to make sure you are supported; we will reach out to you as soon as we can and we can’t wait to see you in September. To each and every person that has become part of the Treefort family over the years, we love you, we are so grateful for you and we will use the next six months to make Treefort 2020 amazing.
Fall into Treefort with us -- all tickets purchased will be valid for the September edition and you can still buy tickets for 2020 now through the new festival dates. If you cannot join us, we’ll be super sad, but you may request a refund by emailing email@example.com. Stay tuned for lineup updates and additions and we look forward to seeing you in September! 🍂🌳🎶❤️
Your Treefort Music Fest Team
Festivals have been varying on a case by case bases on whether they offer refunds after cancelling or postponing due to the coronavirus so far, with some, including SXSW and Ultra only allowing tickets to be used in future years, while others, like Coachella and Stagecoach, saying refunds will be available. Treefort is one of the latter; "if you cannot join us, we’ll be super sad, but you may request a refund by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org," they write.
In a tweet, Treefort says to "stay tuned for lineup updates and additions." Their current lineup includes Chromatics, Japanese Breakfast, Calexico, Built to Spill, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, AJJ, Peter Bjorn and John, Lightning Bolt, Sinkane, and more.