BC's Squamish Constellation Festival Seeking Investors to Make 2023 Festival "Viable"

The event faces many of the same problems that brought down the Vancouver Folk Music Festival
BC's Squamish Constellation Festival Seeking Investors to Make 2023 Festival 'Viable'
Yesterday, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival announced that it wouldn't be taking place in 2023 and might never return, due to "unsustainable" production costs. Now, the nearby Squamish Constellation Festival has shared its own statement, revealing that it faces many of the same issues that brought down the Vancouver Folk Fest.

The announcement reads, "Decreased attendance, escalating operational costs, and upfront payments and deposits — without start-up resources after many challenging years — will make it next to impossible to launch the multi-genre, three-day event without a substantial and immediate influx of funds and support."

Festival co-founder Kirsten Andrews said in a statement, "The Squamish Constellation Festival has never needed an angel more. We have only a number of weeks to determine whether a festival in 2023 is viable. We are looking for investment, for patronage. We need to join forces and bring this vibrant and important industry back to life."

The Squamish Constellation Festival launched in 2019. Following a COVID hiatus, it returned in 2022 with a lineup featuring the New Pornographers, Andy Shauf, Sarah McLachlan, July Talk and Lights.