Boonstock will not return to Penticton

Thousands of people crowd around the stage at Boonstock in Penticton in August, 2015.

PENTICTON – The controversial Boonstock music festival will not be back in the South Okanagan this summer.

In a posting on its Facebook page, Boonstock Productions has announced it will not be returning to Penticton in 2015.

Macklemore headlined the first and only Penticton Boonstock music festival on the August long weekend last summer.

There was controversy around adequate security leading up the to the festival and a concertgoer died during the three day event.

The music festival was held for nine years in Sturgeon Country, Alta., before the municipal council there banned Boonstock from returning.

“We appreciate all the love and support we have received from all you Boonstockers over the last 10 years and are proud of the festival, its many volunteers, workers, sponsors and festival attendees,” the Facebook post says.

More to come.

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