Some things were never meant to be, like Insomniac‘s new psytrance, house and techno festival. Called Sacred Valley, the festival was set to take place next weekend at the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation in Southern California. Unfortunately, Insomniac has cancelled the festival entirely.
Sacred Valley announced the news today with social media posts and a splash page on the event’s website. Organizers cancelled the festival “due to unforeseen circumstances” and not being able to “deliver the experience [they] had envisioned.” Refunds will be issued within five to seven business days, and it’s unknown whether the festival will ever return.
The lineup would’ve included everyone from Tensnake to DJ Three, Astrix to Shpongle and Christian Smith to Kevin Saunderson. The vague cancellation description will likely inspire some conspiracy theories, but the lineup’s niche offerings may have contributed to its downfall. Plus, the festival only announced and began selling tickets in July. We respect Insomniacc for trying, and hope to see more psytrance and house and techno acts booked at events like EDC and the Wonderland festivals.
RIP Sacred Valley. We hardly knew ye. Check out the full announcement below: