As Furnace Fest 2023 wraps up today, they end things on a confusing note. First they shared a cryptic post about how things were maybe, probably ending, or just morphing or changing, and then they responded to a post by hinting even more heavily that the fest isn’t exactly ending.
This is fitting given the up-and-down nature of the fest’s history. This is the event’s third year since it returned in 2021. It was originally going to come back in 2020, was delayed a year for obvious reasons, and has continued ever since. It initially started in 2000 and ran until 2003. .
Furnace Fest shared this update:
“In 2019, four unlikely friends set out to replicate the original Furnace Fest as a one-time resurrection. After postponing twice, FF2021 drew us together when we needed each other and live music most. From the heights of that glorious weekend, we began dreaming about a full four-year replica of the originals. We can’t believe we’re saying it, but next year, 2024, is the end of an era – completing our vision for Furnace Fest as we’ve come to know it.
“What does this mean beyond next year? Will the festival end? Morph into something new, something different? These are the questions we are asking ourselves. What do we know? Furnace Fest transcends extended weekends in Alabama because we are a community, friends, and family defined not by differences but by similarities of history and passion.
“Regardless of what happens beyond 2024, thank you for journeying with us. You’ve brought so much brightness into this season, helping us recover from a global pandemic and far more. Apart from your generous commitment to a dream, none of this would have happened. You found a way to make ten minutes last forever.
“Here’s what is next! Starting now through Sunday, Oct. 1st at 6 PM CST – early bird pre-sales to FF2024: The End of an Era are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will never be cheaper (guaranteed or your money back).
“We love and value you with all the fondness in the world.
“See you in 2024 (October 4-6th)!
“- the Boomer Golf Bros
“Note: Boss Passes will first be offered to existing holders (at 1pp), and any remaining passes will be released online on Tuesday.
Following this announcement, Lambgoat covered the news, only to be met with this response on X.
The only thing left to do now is to patiently await an explanation from Furnace Fest about what exactly they mean by implying that the festival as we know it will morph.