Middlelands was the most highly anticipated new festival of 2017, filling in the massive void left by TomorrowWorld’s exit from the stage. Insomniac struck a perfect chord with great production, amazing lush venue, and camping. After a successful first year, the festival’s growth was ground to a halt. The Texas Renaissance Festival announced today it would not host Middlelands in 2018.
At a town hall meeting local voiced concerns about the noise, with one local complaining
“When I called Saturday and they said it was going to go on Sunday I said I’m just going to kill myself.”
Texas Renaissance Festival general manager Terre Albert said in a statement:
“TRF is always looking for new ways to bring fun and magic to the Houston area, which is why we partnered with Insomniac, C3 Events and Live Nation, to create the Middlelands music festival on our grounds. Middlelands was a great success and brought over 60,000 people to the area from all over the country and the world. However, after a meeting with executive leadership and based on Texas Renaissance Festival’s overall mission, we’ve have made the decision to not move forward in hosting the event again.”
We don’t have any response from Insomniac at this time. Now dance music’s best new festival is without a venue, although we do know a pretty good one that might be available in the fabled Chattahoochee Hills.
Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella has released a statement and you can read it below.