‘When We Were Young’ music festival canceled Saturday due to high winds and icy roads.
— Unexpected winds and icy roads are delaying the much-anticipated “When We Were Young” music festival.
“We have had a long list of issues to figure out and we need to focus on making it work, and as the weather is the way we want it,” organizers said in a statement posted to the festival’s website. “We will make the best decisions possible moving forward.”
The festival, which was expected to bring in close to one million attendees to North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad region, has been plagued by weather issues this spring.
The biggest problem last week was the storm that knocked down power to large swaths of the Piedmont Triad area. On Monday, it was reported by the News & Observer that the event was cancelled in part due to the heavy snowfall.
The weather problems have made it more difficult to build stages, roads and parking areas for the weekend, but organizers said they were still looking at alternative venues.
Organizers were also considering moving Sunday’s second day of “When We Were Young,” which could include the festival’s biggest entertainment acts, out of Raleigh.
When organizers did find an alternate venue, it meant that Saturday’s festivities were cancelled, too.
ABC News’ Matthew Moskovitz was on the scene at the festival. You can watch his full report below.
ABC News’ Travis Fain contributed to this report.