It looks like Kansas won’t be rocking this summer after all. The Kanrocksas Music Festival has been cancelled. The announcement came via a statement published on the Kanrocksas website on Tuesday, exactly one month before the event was supposed to kick off. According to the statement, the two-day music showcase was thwarted by insufficient ticket sales. There are no current plans to reschedule the event. Everyone who had already purchased tickets will have their refunds processed electronically.
The first Kanrocksas occurred in 2011 and featured bands like Muse, the Flaming Lips and Black Keys. There was no festival last year, but Kanrocksas was going to make a strong comeback this year with a lineup that included Yeah Yeah Yeahs, fun., MGMT and others.
Even though Kanrocksas has been shut down, Kansas natives may still have another chance to rock. The Maha Music Festival has stepped up to the plate and is offering $30 discount tickets to people who forward their Kanrocksas ticket purchase confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Maha will host sets from the Flaming Lips, Matt & Kim and others. The Maha Music Festival will take place in Omaha, Neb. You can find out more information on the Maha Music Festival here.