Bad news, Oregonians: What The Festival will not be returning.
The Oregon based festival made the announcement through its website, thanking fans “for all the amazing memories.” WTF was originally started in the summer of 2012.
It was always located 90 miles east of Portland at White River Canyon. Fans lucky enough to visit the festival grounds were able to camp and experience WTF until 2017, the last year it ever occurred. What The Festival was first canceled in 2018, but at the time, many fans had hope it would return. Unfortunately, it exhausted its resources in attempts of a 2019 edition.
Throughout WTF’s six years, it promoted numerous electronic acts. Under the surface, this experience was much more than a weekend of electronic music, featuring a full-on interactive art experience. With art installations that you could dive into and explore, attendees felt like they were in a utopia.
In past years, WTFest featured headlining performances from Odesza, Claude VonStroke, The Glitch Mob, and Zhu.
This all raises the question: Can a full-on electronic music festival ever survive in Oregon? Thus far, we have seen Kaleidoscope Music Festival collapse in 2013 and now WTF has followed suit.
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