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ALTitude Music Festival in Scranton canceled after ‘scheduling conflict’ with headliners Bleachers

ALTitude Music Festival in Scranton canceled after ‘scheduling conflict’ with headliners Bleachers
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With Bleachers dropping out of their headlining slot, it was announced today that the first-ever ALTitude Music Festival, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 27 at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

Following four years as Fuzz Fest, culminating in a co-headlining performance last year by Weezer and Panic! at the Disco, the festival was set to change its name in 2017 after Scranton radio station Fuzz 92.1 rebranded as Alt 92.1. Fuzz Fest staples Bleachers and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness were returning while adding Scranton’s own world-famous punk rockers The Menzingers, Sir Sly, Beach Slang, and Middle Kids to the lineup.

The announcement was made on Alt 92.1’s Facebook page, where they posted a video of Grammy-winning Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff explaining that a scheduling conflict forced them to cancel and a makeup date is coming. The band also has their own big announcement coming, which likely played a role in this cancellation:

“We’re bummed to have to make this announcement, but we’ll be working to bring you an incredible ALTitude show in 2018!” Alt 92.1 wrote.

The station’s next event is the latest installment in their First Friday Live Concert Series with Scranton pop rock band Black Tie Stereo at the Alt 92.1 Radio Theater inside the Scranton Times-Tribune Building (149 Penn Ave., Scranton) on Friday, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. The concert is free and will air on the radio at 11 p.m. that night.

See NEPA Scene’s photos of Bleachers and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness playing the 2015 Fuzz Fest here and see photos of Beach Slang opening for Jimmy Eat World in Stroudsburg last month here.

  • Snow Seer

    ironically, it sounds like Bleachers “took the money”, and found a better offer elsewheres