If you never learned how to pronounce Karoondinha, don’t bother practicing.
The three-day music Centre Hall music festival will not be happening.
According to a post on Karoondinha’s official website, the event will be rescheduled from its original launch date late next month.
“Our entire team has been working tirelessly to have the event take place as planned, but have found it necessary to reschedule. We are fully committed to returning and are working to confirm alternate dates and arrangements. To everyone who has believed in Karoondinha, we are thankful and hope to continue to earn your support in the future,” the statement read.
The festival had a web page coyly announcing the upcoming event since last year. In February, a list of participants, including John Legend, the Roots and others was announced for the outdoor extravaganza planned for July 21-23 at Penn’s Cave. More, including rising star Chance the Rapper, were added in May.
After the first batch of names were announced in February, Kaleena Rallis told the CDT that the response had been very positive. The brother and sister team said that they grew up in Centre County and wanted to book artists who would appeal across the generations.
“We said from the beginning, let’s have acts that our grandmother would be excited about,” Kaleena Rallis told the CDT last winter.
Organizers did not respond to recent CDT requests for interviews.
Tickets for Karoondinha were sold through Eventbrite. In a statement to Billboard, the ticket company said that it would work with the organizers of the festival to process refunds for those who wish to cancel their order.