BREAKING: Severe weather causes Electric Forest shutdown
Storms have descended on Rothbury, Michigan and Double JJ Ranch, where weekend 2 of Insomniac’s Electric Forest is currently underway. A DA staff member on the ground states, “it’s dumping [rain] and lightning is hitting right outside the sight.”
We’re getting word via social media that as a result, the festival has been shut down indefinitely due to safety concerns from the wind, rain, and other elements pummeling the venue.
REZZ first posted about the festival being shut down, noting that the LED lighting had also been removed from the stage she’d been set to play. Shortly after, Electric Forest posted an official announcement on their Twitter and Facebook about the festival’s closure, asking everyone already on the grounds to please depart the premises and use their cars as shelter.
Rave photographer Rukes later replied to REZZ with a screenshot of the current storms passing through the area, stating the weather advisory predicted things to calm down by around 11 at night.
Stay tuned for more updates on the situation.
I have no idea what’s going on, but Apparently forest is closed for the time being …. and they’ve taken the LED wall off of Sherwood – the stage I am playing. I am really fuckin hoping the weather turns around .
— Rezz🔮 (@OfficialRezz) July 1, 2018
Severe weather is in the area. If you are with us in The Forest, please exit the venue and return to your vehicles to seek safe shelter. We will let you know when the weather has passed. #EF2018
— Electric Forest (@Electric_Forest) July 1, 2018
Huge line of storms coming, ending by 11 pic.twitter.com/H7cw11Et2I
— Rukes (@rukes) July 1, 2018
Featured image taken from Insomniac publicity