Mantrabash will take a hiatus this year, according to a statement made through both the events website and Facebook. The festival joined a growing list of festivals this year that have announced either a hiatus or a complete dissolve of the festival.
Mantrabash, which has traditionally been held on Memorial Day weekend in North Carolina announced via its website and social media channels that “Due to circumstances well beyond our control, Mantrabash will be taking this year off. Look for us to be back, better than ever, in 2017… We love you all!”
The festival has been held since 2010 and grew from a local event held by the festival’s namesake, North Carolina-based jam band the Mantras, into a larger-scale festival. Past lineups have included Particle, Dopapod, Aqueous, Big Something, the Werks, Snarky Puppy, Consider the Source, Eoto and Tauk.
Mantrabash joins Wakarusa, Gathering of the Vibes and Squamish Valley on the hiatus status for 2016. Meanwhile, All Good Music Festival and Tomorrowland both announced that the festivals are completely finished.
Fans looking to catch the Mantras at a festival still have plenty of options. The band is slated to appear at a variety of festivals this spring and summer including Sweetwater 420 Festival, Domefest, the Werk Out and the Purple Hatter’s Ball.