Treefort Music Fest
Treefort Music Fest Postponed As Coronavirus Outbreak Intensifies
As the music industry continues to grapple with the widespread effects of COVID-19's spread, Downtown Boise's Treefort Music Fest has officially announced that the sprawling five-day fest will be pushed back from its original dates in March to a later date in September. Whereas the festival was originally set to take place from March 25–29, it has now been rescheduled for September 23–27 dates.
The news follows a domino effect of concert, event and festival cancellations and postponements that have taken place around the world as a result of the Coranavirus outbreak, including Coachella, SXSW and Ultra Music Festival.
On Wednesday (March 11), the multi-venue Idaho-based festival took to social media to announce its postponement.
"With support from The City of Boise and Central District Health, postponing the festival is the best option for the Treasure Valley, the far-reaching Treefort community and the individuals and organizations that support Treefort Music Fest," they wrote. "To all the amazing artists that are scheduled for Treefort 2020, we know how uncertain things feel and are doing all that we can to make sure you are supported; we will reach out to you as soon as we can and we can’t wait to see you in September.” Further, the festival promised to use the next six months to create an even better experience around the event."
Treefort's original lineup included GRAMMY-nominated headliner Calexico, as well as Chromatics and Japanese Breakfast. Other artists set to play the fest were Omar Apollo, Grouplove, Tennis, Peter Bjorn and John and others. Whether lineups are subject to change due to the festival's new dates has yet to be determined.