Flannel Nation festival canceled after several bands pull out


The alternative rock-focused Flannel Nation festival originally scheduled to take place this weekend in San Pedro, Calif., has been officially canceled. Festival organizers released a statement on the matter following the sudden withdrawal of several high-profile artists.

The lineup was supposed to include Sugar Ray, Everclear, Soul Asylum, Candlebox, Filter and more, highlighting some of the most important acts of the ’90s alternative scene with the festival’s name playing off the popular flannel outfit that dominated rock fashion at the start of this decade.

A domino effect like a series of announcements came from Everclear, Candlebox and Filter, all of whom expressed on the final day that they would not be appearing on Flannel Nation due to “unforeseen circumstances” and other troubling setbacks.

In response, Flannel Nation officially canceled the one-day event and said: “We regret to announce that due to ongoing issues and logistical setbacks, the establishment of Flannel Nation as planned has become impossible, so we are forced to make the difficult decision to cancel this weekend’s event. Our goal is to rearrange and reschedule the event and tickets will be honored for the new date when announced.”

It came two days after Flannel Nation revealed that Sugar Ray and Candlebox had pulled out of the festival and their withdrawals came three days after a venue change was announced.

Prior to this, Everclear informed their fans of their withdrawal and explained that after speaking with the organizers of Flannel Nation, they “do not have the adequate means to provide the level of experience that our fans expect and deserve by attending at an Everclear show”. Instead, they plan to book a show in the Los Angeles area.

Both Candlebox and Filter loosely cited “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason for their release.

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