Local authorities have deemed Hurricane Hilary a significant risk to the festival grounds of Interstellar, and the festival has been canceled.
Fans of Factory 93 and Dreamstate have been gearing up to get their dose of progressive house sounds this week as the debut edition of their collaborative festival, Interstellar Experience, was set to take place on August 19-20. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans as a tropical storm south of Baja California intensified over the past 24 hours to become forecasted as the now Category 4 Hurricane Hilary.
While the projected path for Hurricane Hilary won’t see it make landfall in Mexico until late Saturday, the unpredictable nature has caused concern for those in Southern California, where it’s anticipated to drop years’ worth of rainfall and bring high winds. Due to these concerns, local authorities in San Pedro have made the tough call that the weather conditions prove a significant risk to the festival grounds, which are on the waterfront. Because of this, with just 24 hours until Interstellar was set to kick off, the debut edition has now been canceled.
“Our team has been working hard with anticipation to host the inaugural Interstellar Experience this weekend. While the outcome is undeniably disappointing, we want you to know that your support means the world to us,” reads the statement from the festival’s organizers. “We’re already looking ahead to the day when we can welcome you onto a different dance floor, one that’s dry and ready to create unforgettable memories. Until then, take care and stay safe.”
Interstellar was set to feature artists like Lane 8, Yotto, Bob Moses, Sasha & John Digweed, Agents Of Time, and more this weekend.
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