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More bad news for US EDM fans as CounterPoint cancelled

Just the two Georgia dance music festivals cancelled this month, then, as CounterPoint follows TomorrowWorld into the big greenfield site in the sky

By IQ on 15 Mar 2016

Skrillex will perform at Coachella alongside Fred Again... and Four Tet

Skrillex plays the first CounterPoint in 2012

image © Matt Hartman

This year’s CounterPoint Music and Arts Festival has been called off.

The festival, which has taken place over three days in Kingston Downs, Georgia, US, since 2012, is promoted by MCP Presents, also behind BUKU, Lights All Night, Crash My Playa and, in partnership with ID&T/SFX, Mysteryland USA and the recently cancelled TomorrowWorld.

No reason was given for the cancellation, announced via CounterPoint’s Facebook page on Friday, although the post said organisers are “working on several options concerning the festival’s return”.

Sadly, CounterPoint will not be returning to Kingston Downs this Spring. Rest assured we are working on several…

Posted by CounterPoint Music Festival on Friday, 11 March 2016

The 2015 festival was headlined by big names from the dance music world, including Knife Party, Excision, Kygo and Chet Faker.