Shaky Beats was founded by Tim Sweetwood shortly after 2015. Tim saw a void in the Georgia-based EDM festivals since the downfall of TomorrowWorld and Counterpoint. The event attracted over 33,000 people to its inaugural year. That year featured artists such as Porter Robinson, Odesza, Big Gigantic, and Major Lazer.
Consistently, the festival has drawn big names and ran smoothly! This is why this announcement comes as a shock to many. Fans on Twitter are voicing their opinions about this sudden announcement.
The wording of the announcement is interesting, as well. While it states that the festival will not be returning in 2020, it does wrap up with “danced with us at Shaky Beats over the last few years”. Weirdly, it seems like a good way to convey that the Shaky Beats chapter is closing.
Many may say that Imagine Festival, which occurs at the end of the summer rather than the beginning like Shaky, is dominating the region.
Regardless, we hope some more information will be released soon to explain why this decision was made. Stay tuned.