Nateva Festival cancelled for 2011

Though they had already announced quite a unique lineup that included Thievery Corporation, a solo Bob Weir acoustic performance, and Jackie Greene performing alongside Black Crowe’s vocalist Chris Robinson, today the festival announced that it will not return on August 4 as planned.This would have been year two for the Maine festival. Instead, it will join the ranks of Forecastle and Mile High…both of which have both been "placed on hold for the 2011 summer festival seaon as well.  



Bob Weir performing with Steve Kimock on Jam Cruise 9 (Photo: David Shehi)

"It is with a heavy heart, and a great sadness that we cancel the 2011 Nateva Music & Camping Festival. After an epic inaugural year, we have found ourselves struggling at every turn as we have tried to push forward with preparations for this summer.

The challenges in assembling our lineup of bands, a lack of certain venue permits, a very crowded summer festival schedule and slower than predicted ticket sales have all contributed to our decision to cancel Nateva this summer. In the end, it’s all about being able to put forth a first rate event that everyone can be proud of and that our customers can enjoy. We just don’t have the confidence to go forward at this time.

Refunds in the amount of the ticket face value and per-ticket fees for tickets already purchased will be processed via the credit card that you made your purchase with. You can expect to see this refund reflected on your next statement, depending upon your billing cycle. Any questions regarding refunds may be sent to

We are very grateful to the People of Maine, the Oxford Fairgrounds, our Customers, our Bands, and our wonderful Staff, and we just want to say, “Thank You” for all of your support. We look forward to seeing you out and about wherever there is great live music.


Nateva Festival"