Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, New Order and Frank Ocean among artists scheduled to play

Sasquatch! festival has cancelled its second weekend.

Earlier this year, the George, Washington-based festival announced plans to split its annual event over two weekends for the first time. July 4-6 was added to their traditional Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25 dates.

However, organisers have now announced that due to poor ticket sales they have been forced to cancel the second weekend, which had artists such as Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, Neutral Milk Hotel, New Order, Frank Ocean, Broken Bells and The Horrors scheduled to play.

Jeff Trisler, President of Live Nation, said: “The Sasquatch! community has spoken. They continue to support the traditional Memorial Day Weekend event with great enthusiasm. Unfortunately, the second weekend was not embraced.

“We felt it was better to cancel the new event now and give everyone time to make alternative plans for the Fourth of July weekend. Going forward, Sasquatch! Music Festival will be at the Gorge Amphitheatre on the weekend the fans want: Memorial Day Weekend only.”

Ticketmaster will refund all tickets bought for the Fourth of July weekender. A select number of Weekend One tickets are still available via the official site.