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This summer’s Hinterland Music Festival won’t happen because of coronavirus concerns — but it is slated to resume in 2021, organizers announced Thursday. 

“Under these conditions, we can’t produce the festival to our standards or to your expectations,” a news release read. 

“We are coming back bigger and better than ever on August 6-8, 2021. Almost all of this year’s lineup is still in for 2021 — including headliners Leon Bridges, Of Monsters and Men, and Tyler Childers. Plus, we are making Friday a full day, which will include some exciting additions.” 

The annual outdoor festival in Saint Charles, about 30 miles southwest of Des Moines, would have celebrated its sixth year this summer.

Tickets purchased for 2020 will be valid for 2021. If patrons cannot attend the new date, refunds can be requested by emailing [email protected] and will be welcomed until July 17. 

In order to commemorate the 2020 festival, the Hinterland team collaborated with Status Serigraph to create a limited-edition screen-printed poster and special shirt design. 

Items are available for purchase at

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SierraPorter covers entertainment for the Des Moines Register.She can be contacted at [email protected] or via Twitter @SierraAPorter95.Your subscription makes work like this possible. Subscribe today at

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