Auckland City Limits Festival will not take place in March 2017, promoters confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.
Organisers described the festival’s debut run at Auckland’s Western Springs Stadium as “amazing” and yet 2017’s festival has been canned.
“Our intent as always is to stage a world class music festival in Auckland,” said festival organiser Campbell Smith in a statement.
“The inaugural Auckland City Limits delivered on that promise this year with Kendrick Lamar, The National and more than 40 other artists. It was a brilliant event that we are proud of and want to expand on in the future.”
At the time of the event back in March, promoters said the successful festival turn out had “exceeded expectation.”
The event saw 25,000 festival-goers pass through Western Springs’s gates, where a line-up of more than 40 international and Kiwi acts played. In July, promoters confirmed that the festival was on track to return on March 11.
Organisers added that music fans could expect the first 2017 artist announcement and ticket release in October, however have since advised that the festival will not go ahead next year.
Headliners this year included Kendrick Lamar, The National, Action Bronson, Broods, Ladyhawke, and Fat Freddy’s Drop. The one-day, all ages music festival is inspired by the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
“We remain committed to bringing the best Auckland City Limits experience possible to New Zealand,” Smith’s statement read.
“We will return in March 2018 with an equally strong artist line up and an intensified focus on providing festival-goers with an unforgettable day.”