Grandoozy Will Take A ‘Hiatus,’ Not Return To Denver In 2019

<p>Photo: Daniel Mescher</p>
<p>Florence + The Machine performs at the inaugural Grandoozy festival in Denver.</p>
Photo: Grandoozy 2018 Florence + The Machine 2
Florence + The Machine performs at the inaugural Grandoozy festival in Denver.

Published 2:21 p.m. | Updated 3:05 p.m.

Grandoozy, the much-hyped outdoor music festival that pulled massive crowds in Denver last summer, won't return for a second consecutive year.

Grandoozy announced Friday that the event will not return to the Overland Park Golf Course in 2019.

According to a press release, the hiatus will allow organizers "to create a festival that is even more unique, sustainable, and integrated into the region's local and creative community."

The Denver City Council approved a five-year contract back in July 2017 for Superfly Productions, the creators of the long-running Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee, to hold Grandoozy at Overland Park Golf Course in southwest Denver each September.

A statement from the City of Denver expressed hope for the festival's return.

"While the City and County of Denver is disappointed that the Grandoozy festival will not return in 2019, we hope and expect it to return in 2020," according to the city's release. "We look forward to seeing what new festival concepts Superfly develops during this hiatus."

Grandoozy hosted marquee artists Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, Florence + The Machine and St. Vincent over the course of three days in September.