Flannel Nation Festival Canceled After Everclear, Candle Box Drop Out

Flannel Nation, a ’90s alternative rock festival taking place in Los Angeles this weekend, was canceled by organizers after several bands, including Everclear and Candle Box, pulled out of the event.

The festival lineup was originally run by Sugar Ray and included Everclear, Candle Box, Soul Asylum, Filter, Cracker, Fastball, Sponge, Star Zero and X Wire. However, on Tuesday, Sugar Ray and Candle Box both pulled out of the festival. While Sugar Ray hasn’t released a statement regarding the band’s withdrawal from the lineup, Candle Box wrote on Instagram that they won’t be playing the festival due to “unforeseen circumstances.”

A few hours later, Everclear announced that it was also abandoning the festival, writing that the organizers “do not have the adequate means to provide the level of experience that our fans expect and deserve when attending an Everclear show.” The band also teased an upcoming “real” show in Los Angeles to be announced in a few weeks where they “plan to deliver the type of performance that exceeds our fans’ expectations.”

Flannel Nation organizers later announced the festival had been cancelled, citing “ongoing issues and logistical setbacks”.

“Putting Flannel Nation as planned has become unfeasible, so we are forced to make the difficult decision to cancel this weekend’s event,” festival organizers wrote on the event’s Facebook page. “Our goal is to rearrange and reschedule the event and tickets will be honored for the new date.”

The festival was to be held at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro.

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