The Big Climate Thing Festival Postponed Until 2023
The Big Climate Thing, a festival to address and raise awareness of the climate crisis, has been postponed.
The three-day event had been set to take place at the Forest Hills Stadium in New York City between 16-18 September. Haim, The Roots, The Flaming Lips and Sheryl Crow were all lined up to headline.
In a statement organisers have now confirmed that the festival has been pushed back to 2023.
“Collectively, we felt that if we couldn’t produce the event in a way that met the high standards for participation, impact and sustainability that are the foundation of the festival, then it was the responsible choice to postpone until we can.
“Compared with the climate emergency itself, a concert postponement is hardly important news. However, for the fans who purchased tickets, the teams that have been working tirelessly behind the scenes, the climate organizations and activists who have been integral to the mission of this project and the speakers and artists who were the heart and soul of the event, we are so grateful to have had this chance to form a vital community with you centered on creativity and climate optimism. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the climate crisis it’s that one must adapt to survive.
It added: “We are so grateful to have had this chance to form a vital community with you and look forward to a reimagined event in 2023.”
Those who had bought tickets via AXS online or by phone will automatically receive a refund to the credit card used to purchase within 30 business days, per TBCT’s official website. Other refunds are available at the original point of purchase.