Photo by Insomniac Events
Earlier today, The Texas Renaissance Festival announced in a statement that Middlelands will not return in 2018.
“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.”
Yesterday a town hall meeting was cancelled last minute by the organizers of Middleands, Insomniac and C3 according to KHOU. Residents however still voiced their concerns about drug usage and loud music. View story and video below by KHOU-TV
This is very disheartening news as many festival goers had high praise about the venue and the festival itself. Lets hope they can reconsider this decision. If not, Insomniac needs to find Middlelands another home.
Read our full review of the festival here.
[Update]: Response by Pasquale Rotella. In Pasquale We Trust!