Sun City Music Festival will not happen this year in El Paso.
After months of silence, organizers posted a message Wednesday evening on the Sun City Music Festival social media accounts saying that the event will not be returning this year.
“Each year, the Disco and SMG teams work diligently to ensure every single time you enter the gates of Sun City Music Festival, the best possible experience awaits you. Throughout the calendar year, the SCMF team works extremely hard to meet this momentous task with rigorous standards in place,” said the message. “We don’t believe that goal can be accomplished in 2018. As a result, we’re sad to say Sun City Music Festival will not be held this Labor Day Weekend.”
The event is co-produced by Disco Donnie Productions, who owns and produces electronic events and festivals throughout the country. In January, the company also canceled Something Wonderful, an electronic dance festival in Fort Worth, which rose concerns from locals about whether Sun City Music Festival would also be canceled. Disco Donnie responded on Twitter with “SCMF Lives on.. let’s not get too dramatic.”
Five months later, it appears El Paso will be joining the list after all. Details on the cancelation were not provided and a public relations agency that represents the event did not respond to request for info that was sent more than two weeks ago.
The event has been El Paso’s only festival dedicated to electronic dance music, featuring the world’s top DJ’s every year since 2011. The announcement ended with “we hope to return in 2019 and greatly appreciate all of your support over the past years.”