Euphoria Fest moves locations after failing to secure permit for ranch

Austin

The Euphoria Festival was set to happen on a ranch outside of Austin this weekend, but organizers had to make a major last-minute change.

Travis County officials tell KXAN organizers did not get the correct paperwork in on time to secure the proper permit to hold the event at Carson Creek Ranch.

According to a county spokesperson, organizers told county commissioners at the last two meetings they were still trying to get the information together. The final try to secure a permit would have been Tuesday, but organizers told music fans on its website that would be cutting it too close.

Now, instead of camping on a ranch, electronic music fans will have to find their Euphoria
in downtown Austin. 

Organizers promise the same lineup of artists will be performing in the Red River Cultural District at Mohawk, Barracuda and Empire Control Room and Garage.

Ruben Medina, who has attended the festival before and worked as a vendor, says it will be a much different dynamic, but is trying to look on the bright side.

“The feel [will change] as far as being in a concrete jungle, and being in the middle of nowhere Texas where you’re surrounded by nature and green,” said Medina. “It’s going to be the same people and we’re going to be rubbing elbows with a lot of hot artists, producers and DJs.”

He is impressed organizers were able to change course quickly, and believes its proof of how tight the music scene is in Austin.

“If it doesn’t happen at one place we’re totally at the last minute able to make it happen somewhere else and still give the people a show that they’re paying for,” said Medina.

Euphoria Fest is offering refunds for ticket holders who do not like the change. They are also encouraging people to buy tickets because the new venues are smaller, and tickets could sell out faster.

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