This article has been updated.
Word of the cancellation came down Friday afternoon, less than 24 hours before the fest was set to kick off with performances by Young The Giant, Milky Chance, New Politics, and a pair of Boston acts, STL GLD and Contact.
On Twitter, Angry Orchard cited “unforeseen circumstances” that led to the cancellation, and Young The Giant stated “this is not our call and out of our control.” The ticket page for the fest has been deleted.
Angry Orchard posted the following message yesterday to its Facebook event page: “We’re very sorry to announce that the show on Saturday 9/1 has been cancelled. Ticket holders should receive an email with refund info. Please direct questions to email@example.com or RocktheRoots@angryorchard.com.”
One ticket holder wrote on the event page that she received an email notification that reads: “As the producers, EVP INC are announcing the cancellation of the Angry Orchard Rock the Roots tour stop in Boston on Saturday. After much deliberation, and with great sadness, they had no choice but to reach this difficult decision due to several unforeseen circumstances beyond their control. As a result, they did not feel that we would be able to provide the level of experience you expect and deserve. Please continue to support live music as it is the love of live music that led our sponsor Angry Orchard to embark on this tour journey with is. Purchased tickets will be fully refunded within 7-10 business days and we hope to see you soon at a great live show!”
More to come, we’re sure.
Featured Young The Giant photo by Wesley Yen.
Hi there, unfortunately we've canceled the Rock the Roots show in Boston due to unforeseen circumstances. We're sorry for the inconvenience!
— Angry Orchard (@AngryOrchard) August 31, 2018
Hey guys, the Angry Orchard Rock The Roots Festival has been cancelled last minute. Just trying to spread the word for all those who purchased tickets.
— STL GLD (@STLGLD) August 31, 2018
We just got word that tomorrow’s Rock the Roots fest in Boston has been canceled. So bummed, but unfortunately this is not our call and out of our control. Wish it wasn’t the case. All tickets will be refunded and hopefully we’ll see you all at another show soon !! ✌️✌️
— Young the Giant (@youngthegiant) August 31, 2018