SLANDER Pull the Plug on Inaugural Starbase Music Festival Due to COVID-19 Surge
The outer space-themed Starbase music festival has officially crashed to Earth.
Starbase's proprietors—electronic duo SLANDER—had revealed the Charleston festival back in June before unveiling a stellar lineup a month later featuring Alison Wonderland, NGHTMRE, and San Holo, among other dance music superstars. Now, Derek Andersen and Scott Land of SLANDER have taken to social media to share a statement announcing the cancellation of this year's inaugural Starbase due to the impact of COVID-19.
"Due to COVID-19 currently reaching peak levels in South Carolina, with new cases and hospitalizations at the highest level ever recorded, we have decided that now is not the time to have a music festival in the area," the statement reads. "We have made this decision because your safety, and the safety of our staff, artists, and the Charleston community is our #1 priority. Right now hospitals in South Carolina are rejecting elective surgery in order to have enough room for the massive surge of COVID patients, and there is no clear end in sight to this current wave."