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Texas Renaissance Festival will not host Middlelands Festival in 2018

(Photo credit: Marc van der Aa)

TODD MISSION, Texas – The Texas Renaissance Festival has announced that it will not host the Middlelands Festival in 2018.

The festival was held May 5-7 in Todd Mission, just north of Magnolia.

After deliberation and exploration with the local community, the announcement was made.

“TRF is always looking for new ways to bring fun and magic to the Houston area, which is why we partnered with Insomniac, C3 Events and Live Nation, to create the Middlelands music festival on our grounds,” Terre Albert, the Texas Renaissance Festival general manager, said. “Middlelands was a great success and brought over 60,000 people to the area from all over the country and the world. However, after a meeting with executive leadership and based on Texas Renaissance Festival’s overall mission, we’ve have made the decision to not move forward in hosting the event again.”

The future site of the festival has not been announced.

[PHOTOS: 2017 Middlelands music festival in Todd Mission]

Statement from producers of Middlelands:

"We were very surprised and disappointed by the decision announced by the Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF) to no longer host Middlelands (MDL) at the Texas Renaissance Festival Fair Grounds. From the beginning, MDL producers set out to create a safe and enjoyable experience for both attendees and residents in the surrounding neighborhoods, with hopes to stimulate the growing local economy. Contrary to news reports, the producers of MDL traveled to Houston for the Town Hall meeting but were subsequently told it was canceled by TRF officials. We fully appreciate the beauty of Todd Mission and the nearby areas, and were prepared to implement residents’ feedback in order to transform MDL into a valued community event. An astounding 66,000 guests attended the inaugural MDL festival, with many sharing their positive experiences. To our fans, rest assured we plan to return."

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