The organizers of the much-maligned Starfest music event near Dallas claim to have secured the Lone Star Park in Grand Prarie, Texas for their Sept. 8-9 event, but race track officials aren’t confirming that the event is taking place at their venue.

Several news outlets have printed Starfest’s claim by David Taylor as fact without checking with the park. Amplify has made several calls to the park asking about Starfest, and in every instance, park officials said they were unable to confirm that the event would be taking place at their facility. There’s also no mention of Starfest on the park’s social feeds or website.

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The much-maligned two-day “pop-up” festival that boasts Lil Wayne as a headliner suffered a major setback on Aug. 17 when officials with the city of Plano, Texas announced they were ending the contract between the event’s promoter and a city-owned venue. City of Plano officials notified organizers they would no longer be able to hold their Sept. 8-9 event at the city-owned Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, telling organizers, “We believe the cancellation of this contract is in the best interest of the city and our community.”

Losing the festival’s location was just one of a number of recent setbacks for the first-year fest, which has lost headliners, been sued by its talent buyer and mercilessly ridiculed by local media.

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Dave Brooks has over 15 years experience as a writer, including eight years as the Managing Editor of Venues Today. He started Amplify in 2014 to give the industry its own voice and turn up the volume on live entertainment.
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