Starbase Music Festival Cancels Debut Edition Due to COVID Concerns

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Starbase Music Festival announced that it will not move forward due to high levels of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in South Carolina.

Even though the past few months have made it feel as if festivals and events were roaring back in the United States, there have still been a few bumps in the road across the country. Aside from festivals like Bonnaroo postponing their editions because of bad weather, others including Freakazoid Robots and BUKU’s Planet B have been canceled due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. Now, the latest to announce that the show will not go on is Slander’s Starbase Music Festival in South Carolina.

Announced earlier this year, Starbase Music Festival was set to bring a plethora of fantastic artists to Woodlands Nature Reserve in Charleston, South Carolina in early October. But as the Delta variant continues to surge throughout the country and hospitalizations rise to higher numbers, Slander and their team have decided to pull the plug on the debut edition of the festival.

We have made this decision because your safety, and the safety of our staff, artists, and the Charleston community is our #1 priority. Right now hospitals in South Carolina are rejecting elective surgery in order to have enough room for the massive surge of COVID patients, and there is no clear end in sight to this current wave.


Those who purchased passes for Starbase Music Festival will receive a refund automatically in 10-14 business days. No details have been revealed in regards to future dates because of the fluidity of the current surge in cases, but Slander did indicate in their statement that they plan to host it in the future. They said, “This project is still one of our biggest dreams, and we are confident it will return in a new form in the future. Until then please stay safe and healthy, take care of each other, and we’ll be under the stars soon.”

Stay tuned for more information about other cancellations and postponements from around the world as we continue to follow the impact coronavirus has on the festival season this year.

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