(Photo by Colin Smith Photography)

In a surprise announcement on Saturday evening, Victoria-based event production company Atomique Productions stated that Rock the Shores will not be returning to the city in 2019.

The annual music festival featuring a plethora of local talent has been hosted in Colwood since 2012.

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Things may have started to go downhill for the event when organizers took a year off in 2017 after failing to find “suitable headline talent”.

Their return in 2018 featured artists like Bahamas, The Sheepdogs, Corb Lund, and Jesse Roper.

Today’s announcement explicitly states that Rock the Shores will not be returning in 2019.

“It has been an amazing run and we will miss it this summer,” reads the statement. “To everyone who has participated over the years on both sides of the stage, thank you!”

Victoria Buzz has reached out to Atomique Productions to inquire about future plans.

More to come.

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