With the threat of the impending snow storm heading straight for the northeast this year’s Eat Your Heart Out Festival has been canceled. According to local (New York) weather reports there’s an expected 18 inch snowfall in the very near future. While we are sad to see the festival canceled it’s understandable that the sponsors of the event want to keep the bands and fans safe. You can read a full statement from the people running the show below. Anyone who has purchased tickets will also be eligible for a full refund.
For those of you who live up north be sure to bundle up and stay safe!
After remaining optimistic the past 72 hours since the first warnings of an impending potential snow storm were mentioned, the closer and closer to this weekend’s Eat Your Heart Out Festival we get, the worse the weather forecast gets. They are now calling for 18+ inches of snow starting Friday afternoon and not stopping until Saturday afternoon, with the heaviest times being from very late Friday night to just before noon Saturday. This makes not only Friday’s part of the festival absolutely impossible but its also going to make transportation impossible for load in and door times for Saturday and more difficult for Sunday for not only the bands involved but all of the workers and fans traveling to the event.
The last thing we want to do is put bands, fans, or workers in a position where they feel the need to drive in these horrible conditions, especially since the City of Poughkeepsie is already talking about a state of emergency.
This year’s line-up was by far the biggest and best we’ve ever had, and we’re all struggled with this decision deeply and we are very upset to have to cancel.
Ticket buyers: you will be able to receive a refund at point of purchase.