Chicago’s Wavefront Music Festival has been cancelled and postponed until at least 2015 after last year’s expansion made opponents out of locals residents and politicians.
Organizers of the Montrose Beach event previously taking place over Fourth of July weekend posted the news to Facebook June 12:
The trouble began after its second and much larger installment in 2013 caused an uproar with neighbors, DNAinfo reports. When local council members didn’t get the scaled-back plan for 2014 that addressed noise concerns as requested, they openly opposed the festival, effectively keeping Wavefront from gaining approval from the City.
This cancellation makes two for Chicago this year after Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella broke the news in December that Electric Daisy Carnival would not likely be returning to Chi-Town in 2014. EDC Chicago had similar noise issues with its nearby residents of Joliet and in the end, despite having injected $26 million into the local economy in its inaugural year, Insomniac and venue officials couldn’t reach a “mutually compatible date,” reports Electronic Midwest.
Both EDC and Wavefront promise to return to Chicago.