Mamby on the Beach 2019 canceled because of endangered birds

Fri. July 19, 2019 7:52 AM by News Staff

Chicago beach music festival Mamby On The Beach has been canceled because of high waters and the presence of an endangered species.

"We are saddened to announce that Mamby on the Beach has been canceled for 2019 due to circumstances beyond our control," reads a statement posted on the event website. "These unforeseen issues include significantly higher than average waters of Lake Michigan eliminating the beach portion of our site. Additionally, our original footprint was affected by the presence of Great Lakes Piping Plover shorebirds, a federally protected species."

Great Lakes Piping shorebirds have not been seen in the Chicago area in over 60 years, but a pair of them and four eggs were found in June.

The eggs were transferred to the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Mamby On The Beach was set to take place on August 23 and 24 on Montrose Beach. The lineup included out singer Troye Sivan, Brockhampton - which includes gay founding member Kevin Abstract - Sofi Tukker,Sylvan Esso, Flying Lotus, Santigold, Empress Of, Washed Out, Phantogram, Zhu, Nao, and more.

Event organizers - React Presents and Jam Productions - have revealed that all ticket holders will automatically receive refunds on the cards they used for their purchase next week. 

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