The organizers of B.C.’s Electric Love Festival (ELF) have been fairly quiet on social media since their last Facebook post in November of 2022. During the silence, the event organizers and the Neskonlith Band were attempting to come to an agreement. Sadly, the two parties haven’t been able to reach an agreement thus far, which has prompted the festival to postpone until 2024. This is unfortunate news, however, this isn’t the first time the festival has experienced issues with its location.
Back in 2016, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) had concerns about the remote location of the event. It was to be held at Allie Lake Ranch, West of Savona. TNRD’s concerns ranged far: the remote location made for difficult emergency vehicle access, there is a lack of potable water, the threat of wildfires, and potential disturbance to local flora and fauna. It ultimately made its new home at Cheam Fishing Village in Agassiz – which again, in 2019, ended up getting postponed. Ultimately, the festival and Cheam Nation were unable to come to an agreement and the festival moved to its current location in Chase, BC.
What does this mean for the future of Electric Love Festival?
A good thing to take away from this is that there will still be other events in Vancouver and other parts of BC. Does the above post mean that the event dubbed “Block Rockin’ Beats” is coming back? Will ELF and the Neskonlith Band come to an agreement? We’re quite not sure. And what this means for the future of any of the ELF-led events is a mystery. However, we will keep you in the loop as news becomes available.
What are your thoughts on Electric Love Festival being postponed? Have you attended ELF in prior years? Let us know in the comments and on our socials. Hope to see ya’ll on the dance floor!
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