Moog Music announced today that they were cancelling Moogfest 2020 and that the annual Moogfest music event is “on hold to focus on the future.”
Here’s what they have to say about cancelling Moogfest 2020 and their future plans for Moogfest:
Moogfest 2020, originally planned for April 16-19, 2020 in Durham, NC, has been cancelled for logistical reasons.
As an organization, our purpose is to create deeply meaningful experiences and relationships in order to continually enrich our creative community. This intermission will be used to focus on the future of Moogfest and to investigate new ways of exploring the future of music, art, and technology.
Since its inception in 2004, the multi-day interactive tech conference and music festival has drawn both musical pioneers and futurist thinkers as Keynote guests in the science and art fields from around the world. Renowned electronic musicians such as Devo, Laurie Anderson, Gary Numan, Kraftwerk, Suzanne Ciani, Keith Emerson, Brian Eno, and Giorgio Moroder are among the festival’s past performers. We will continue to support emerging artists, celebrate the musicians who helped shape electronic music as we hear it today, and work diligently to design an event that honors the spirit of Bob Moog and the Moogfest community.
To all attendees, artists, sponsors, presenters, and volunteers: thank you for your support, understanding, and patience as the Moogfest experience continues to evolve.
Your Friends at Moog Music
Early Moogfests were 1-day events, focusing on celebrating Bob Moog’s work, Moog instruments and Moog players. In more recent years, the event has morphed into a multi-day music festival with a much broader focus, becoming more of a regional music festival and featuring speakers that are innovators in a wide variety of fields.
Moogfest 2020 ticket holders are instructed to email the event organizers at [email protected] for information regarding obtaining a refund.