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Neon Desert Music Festival cancelled due to spike in El Paso virus cases

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A past edition of the Neon Desert Music Festival in El Paso.

El PASO, Texas -- One of the Borderland’s premier events is the latest victim of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Neon Desert Music Festival has been canceled, its organizers announced via Twitter on Monday.

The festival, which would have celebrated its 10th anniversary, was originally slated to take place on Memorial Day weekend in May and was moved to Labor Day weekend in September.

Now, it has been canceled.

Organizers cited the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in El Paso and around the country.

“We wanted nothing more than to bring Neon Desert back to downtown El Paso this fall, but after careful monitoring of the current situation, we did not see a way to deliver the festival you know and love in 2020,” organizers said via Twitter.

“The best interests of our fans, artists, vendors and staff will always be our top priority,” they continued.

Organizers also said they are planning to bring the festival back to El Paso next spring and celebrate the 10th anniversary then.

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David Burge



  1. The event was trash anyway. It wanted to be coachella/edc/bonarroo type and it failed. It was too unoriginal and brought in wack artists it all seemed to blah.

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