Festival fade-outs: A few local faves won’t be back in 2017

Further Future isn’t happening this year.
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Further Future, the boutique fest that drew left-of-center electronic acts like Caribou and The Orb to Moapa River Indian Reservation the past two Mays, won’t stage a 2017 edition, instead focusing on “the evolution of the Further Future concept,” whatever that means. … Annual all-ages fave Extreme Thing, which returned to Desert Breeze Park in 2016 after a one-year hiatus, has gone dark again, the County has confirmed, citing last year’s high cost and low attendance. … The Academy of Country Music’s Party for a Cause, typically set outdoors on the Strip, has morphed into a series of separate events at venues around town. … And though organizers for global gathering Rock in Rio, staged on the Strip in 2015 and originally scheduled to return this year, haven’t responded to inquiries about future plans, it’s clear the massive happening won’t be back here anytime soon.

On the flipside, hard rock fans will have two new fests to consider: Las Rageous, set for April 21-22 at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Coheed and Cambria, Mastodon and more) and Rock Into Spring, which hits M Resort April 28-30 (Art of Anarchy, Sick Puppies, Buckcherry and others).

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