‘When We Were Young’ music festival canceled Saturday due to high winds
“It seems almost comical that we’re canceling it now,” he said. “It just seems like the timing is perfect. It’s going to be an amazing weekend, and we’ve got a lot of fun things planned.”
The headliner was scheduled to be country star Jason Aldean, as well as country rap groups The Band Perry and 3 Doors Down, who would have performed Saturday afternoon.
The music festival’s organizers and city officials didn’t know Friday that officials would be canceling the festival, as of about 1 p.m. Saturday, officials had said.
After getting wind that the festival was canceled, Aldean tweeted that he would postpone his Friday show.
“I’m sorry all of you that were looking forward to my show on Friday but it is now on hold,” Aldean tweeted. “I’ll be back with a new album on iTunes (thanks to my fans), and look forward to the new shows this summer.”
The concert’s organizers had confirmed that it would be postponed on its Facebook page.
“Due to the extreme weather forecast for Saturday in Denver, (the) music festival has been canceled,” organizers wrote in a notice posted on the page. “This will be the last time you’ll see our performances. The event will be moved to a later date in 2014, at a time when it will likely be able to handle a larger crowd.”
The event had been planned as a small festival to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado. Tickets were being sold through the event’s website and mobile app at $40 each at the time, with proceeds from ticket sales going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The event was also being paid for by the City of Denver.
Organizers said Friday evening that only 15,000 tickets had been sold.
“We have every intention of rescheduling this festival to a more appropriate date in 2014,” said the organizers