Yesterday, we shared court documents detailing a real-estate dispute between Progressive/SFX Entertainment and AEG/Madison House Presents that potentially jeopardizes the future of one of dance music’s most beloved festivals, Electric Forest. The issue pitted Progressive/SFX against AEG/Madison House and raised debate around the true intentions of Robert Sillerman’s EMC conglomerate. To clear the air and assure the 21,000 fans that have already purchased their tickets that Electric Forest is not at risk, an SFX spokesperson released the following statement;
“There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that SFX is doing anything to halt Electric Forest. In fact we agreed to rescue the property owner and then another party began a legal proceeding much to our surprise. Electric Forest is a great festival held on a great site. We regret the actions of others but we assure all fans of Electronic Music that we only are interested in expanding the offerings available to EMC fans.”
Both companies have assured the fans that despite the legal disputes, Electric Forest will continue on as planned.