Way Home Festival, a large, multi-genre Canadian festival, has decided it is taking a pause in 2018 to “reimagine and reassess” the festival going forward. In a statement on social media and on its website, the festival gives a vague explanation as to why and then thanks the fans that have attended the festival over the past two years. They assure everyone that this isn’t goodbye though.
“A sense of calm comes from a PAUSE. It can be a simple moment to take a much-needed breath or an opportunity to reflect, reassess and reimagine. A PAUSE is equal parts necessary & important. WayHome Music & Arts will be on PAUSE in 2018,” writes the festival.
"Thank you for the love & support the community of WayHomies have shown over the last three years. The millions of magical moments we created and shared together will sit in our memory banks to be relived for years to come.
This isn’t goodbye, just see you later.
Way Home was founded in 2015 at the 585-acre Burl's Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Canada. Artists who have performed over the past three years include Frank Ocean, Neil Young, Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, Flume and Imagine Dragons.
They say it will come back, but what festival that is making lots of money takes a break? We will see what happens with the festival going forward in a time that is tough for many music festivals.