Hive Music Festival Abruptly Cancelled

Utah State Fairpark is disappointed, to say the least.


By Mike Romero

The Hive Music Festival, scheduled to take place at the Utah State Fairpark next month, has been canceled due to “unforeseen circumstances,” as stated on the festival’s website.


Originally planned for June 9-10 and featuring headliners Post Malone and Kid Cudi, the festival was set to showcase other notable performers such as singer-songwriter Joji, Big Sean, Santa Fe Klan, and Glorilla. C3 Presents, known for producing renowned music festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and ACL Festival, along with Live Nation, was responsible for producing this year’s Hive festival.

Hive Festival was announced and hyped beginning in February of 2023. Ticket sales began shortly after the announcement. The Hive informed the Utah State Fairpark about the cancellation on Sunday afternoon while offering little explanation, according to Larry Mullenax, the executive director of Utah State Fairpark Corp. Mullenax expressed the Fairpark’s disappointment and stated that further steps will be announced in the coming days.

Presale tickets for two-day general admission were priced at $199, while two-day VIP passes started at approximately $500. The festival’s website assures that tickets purchased through Front Gate Tickets will be automatically refunded to the original payment method within 30 days.

Bummer. Well, at least there’s plenty of local music to support and enjoy, plus Fort Desolation, Superbloom, and Fork Fest to look forward to. If you were looking forward to some hip hop in Utah, enjoy our Deseret Drip playlist (featuring Utah hip hop artists) below.


One reply on “Hive Music Festival Abruptly Cancelled”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s