Imagine Music Festival organizers announced Wednesday that the massive electronic dance music festival has been canceled due to severe weather.
The festival was slated to run Thursday through Sunday.
“The weather forecast continues to become more ominous with varying percentages of rain, strong winds, the potential for lightning and very severe weather,” a tweet from the festival stated. “Our public safety team, nationally acclaimed meteorologists, local authorities, and our team of experienced directors have determined severe weather for Chattahoochee Hills is imminent and will cause extremely hazardous conditions that are unsafe for guests and staff.”
The festival was moved from the Atlanta Motor Speedway to the Bouckaert Farm in the city of Chattahoochee Hills.
“The site has had a tremendous amount of land improvement over the years, not limited to, paved roads, extensive grading, water lines, and French drains throughout,” the tweet stated. “However, no amount of land improvements can withstand a hit from a hurricane or tropical storm and remain safe for staff to work and guests to attend.”
Those with tickets can have those refunded or transferred to next year’s event.
Unfortunately for many attendees, they had already flown into town or put down deposits on rental cars, lodging and other items related to the event.
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