FOLD Festival, With Bette Midler, postponed, organizers issuing refunds

FOLD Festival postponed, organizers issuing refunds
by Paul Squire
July 8, 2016


The 2016 Freak Out Let’s Dance (FOLD) Festival scheduled for next month has been “temporarily postponed until further notice,” according to event organizers.

Tickets purchased for the festival organized by musician and producer Nile Rodgers will be refunded, organizers said in an announcement on the event’s website, adding that original tickets wouldn’t be honored at a rescheduled date for the festival. No date has been announced.

The three-day concert series, which was set to feature musical performances by the likes of Joe Jonas, Earth Wind & Fire and Bette Midler, like was originally scheduled for August 12, through 14 at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead. The East End Arts’ FOLD Festival Emerging Artist Contest has also been cancelled since the event has been postponed.

Organizers didn’t give a reason for why the festival has been delayed in their announcement and a spokesperson for Rodgers said he is not doing interviews about the festival at this time.

Martha Clara Vineyards general manager Juan Micieli-Martinez also declined comment on the cancelation, saying only that the winery is “disappointed to not host the FOLD Festival at Martha Clara Vineyards this year.”

According to the announcement, Martha Clara Vineyards will issue refunds to those who bought tickets directly through the vineyard. Any tickets bought through Ticketmaster or via FOLD’s website will also be refunded, including fees, within seven to 10 business days.

Ticket buyers seeking additional information should contact

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