The Borderland Music + Arts Festival has announced that it will postpone the event until 2021 due to continued coronavirus concerns. It will now occur in September of next year.

“As the days have gone by, the staff at Borderland Music + Arts Festival have tirelessly navigated these ever changing times, always holding onto hope for a festival in September of this year,” wrote the festival in a statement. “As of today, every possible stone has now been turned and they are not able to deliver the full Borderland Festival experience under the current circumstances.”

““We held onto hope as long as we could throughout the summer, but under the current New York State guidelines we are unfortunately not going to be able to host Borderland at the level our fans have grown to enjoy and love” said Jennifer Brazill, Borderland Festival owner, via press release. “We are independent promoters and pour our hearts into these events, so of course it is disappointing, however we know that the safety of the fans, artists, crew and community is our first priority.”

According to a press release: “Fans who purchased 2020 ‘Blind Faith’ tickets will have the option to use their ticket for the 2021 festival, or request a refund. In addition, 2021 festival tickets are on sale now. These 2021 ‘Blind Faith’ tickets will be the lowest price available for a limited time. In either rolling over their 2020 ticket to 2021, or purchasing a 2021 ‘Blind Faith’ ticket, fans are supporting the festival and helping it survive throughout this next year.”

Borderland has also announced the ‘Split-Rail Series.’ According to a press release, the series “will be made up of micro-events involving all the facets of the Borderland brand including curated culinary experiences, environmental awareness, craft vendors and artisans and craft beer. All events will highlight live music and support various regional non-profit organizations and will be more controllable for social distancing as well as safe and managed for bands.”

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