By Jon Bream
The 10,000 Lakes Festival in Detroit Lakes, Minn., isn't the only Midwest rock fest to take a hiatus in 2010.
Promoters of the Rothbury Festival, a multi-day event held in 2008 and 09 over July 4th weekend north of Muskegeon, Mich., have announced that they will not stage their celebration this year but plan to return in 2011.
The inaugural 4-day Rothbury Festival featured John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Trey Anastasio, Snoop Dogg, Widespread Panic and others. Last year's 4-day fest starred Bob Dylan, the Dead, King Sunny Ade, Ralph Stanley, the Hold Steady and the Broken Social Scene.
In its announcement, AEG Live and Madison House, copromoters of Rothbury, said the hiatus was due to artists' touring and recording schedules "not allowing for us to assemble the cutting edge roster that everyone has come to expect from Rothbury."
In December, after seven years in Detroit Lakes, promoters of the 10,000 Lakes Festival decided to skip a 2010 edition because of the economy.