‘Flannel Nation’ Fest issues cancellation notice after several bands pull out

Alt-rock focused Flannel Nation festival originally set to take place this coming weekend in San Pedro, California, has officially been canceled. The festival organizers issued a statement on the matter following the sudden withdrawal of several high-profile artists.

The line-up had to be included Sugar beam, Everclear, Mental asylum, Light box, Filter and more, highlighting some of the most prominent acts in the ’90s alternative scene with the festive name reflecting the popular flannel attire that dominated rock fashion early in that decade.

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

In response, Flannel Nation officially canceled the single-day event, saying: “We regret to announce that due to ongoing issues and logistical setbacks it has become impossible to put on Flannel Nation as intended, therefore we are forced to make the difficult decision to cancel this weekend’s event. Our aim is to rebuild and reschedule the event and tickets will be honored for the new date when announced.”

This happened two days after Flannel Nation revealed that Sugar Ray and Candlebox had pulled out of the party, their withdrawals coming three days after a change of venue announced.

Before this, Everclear informed their fans of their withdrawal, stating that after speaking with Flannel Nation organizers, “they do not have the adequate funds to provide the level of experience our fans expect and deserve while attending an Everclear show.” Instead, they intend to book a show in the Los Angeles area.

Both Light box and Filter vaguely cited “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason for their exits.

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