by Dave Segal
on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 2:42 PM
Seattle Weekly's Reverb Festival will not be happening this year. Organizer Kwab Copeland posted news to this effect on his Facebook page today. His message is below:
Just found out Reverb Festival has been cancelled. I have given my heart and soul to this event over the last 8 years, transformed the festival from a lame awards show to pretty much the only cool thing about the Seattle Weekly. A unique, and extremely fun celebration of the REAL SEATTLE MUSIC SCENE. I have worked with so many amazing artists, hosted performances by bands that are now household names, and bands that will remain underground. ALL of the artists that have played this festival deserve to be the next Fleet Foxes or Macklemore. I am extremely lucky to have been able to make this event happen and to recognize the unbelievable musical talent in this region of the world. Here is a list of the bands that would have played this year, go see these artists, they deserve your time and attention. love, Kwab Copeland
Afro Cop Children Of Kids Constant Lovers Courtney Marie Andrews Davidson Hart Kingsbury Funky 2 Death Ganges River Band Hounds Of The Wild Hunt ILLFIGHTYOU Iska Dhaaf Jarv D Key Nyata Keyboard Kid Kid Smpl Learning Team Lori Goldston Lotte Kestner LURES Pollens Polyrhythmics Princess Special Explosion The Blakes The Fame Riot The Intelligence USF Vox Mod Young Fresh Fellows
UPDATE: Seattle Weekly explains why Reverb has been canceled on its Facebook page.
After much consideration and with a heavy heart, Seattle Weekly has canceled this year’s Reverb Festival. The decision to call off the 2013 edition of the annual festival was made in response to lower ticket sales year over year and the festival’s inability to attract larger sponsors to help cover costs. Seattle Weekly is committed to covering and supporting the Seattle music scene and will redirect our efforts into the sponsorship of local music at venues throughout the city, year-round.
Seattle Weekly remains deeply indebted to the clubs, bands and comedians that have helped make the Reverb Festival a success for the past eight years. We look forward to working with all of these past collaborators to develop events and opportunities so our readers may continue to discover the wealth of musical talent that this city has to offer.