The last domino has fallen. Organizers of the Sea.Hear.Now festival in Asbury Park, NJ, have canceled this year’s event due to the ongoing pandemic:
While we are disappointed to share this news, the health and safety of our fans, artists, partners, staff and the Asbury Park community remains our top priority. Our gratitude goes out tothe fans who were looking forward to joining us on the beach this year, and we thank you all for your understanding and patience while we made this difficult, but necessary decision.
It was the last remaining 2020 concert on Gang of Youths’ tour schedule. And given Dave’s Springsteen fandom, it would no doubt have been a special gig to play in Bruce’s backyard.
Sea.Hear.Now has already announced that next year’s event will happen on Sept. 18-19, 2021 with many of the same artists on the lineup. But Gang of Youths isn’t one of them, at least for now. Next year’s poster says “more to be added,” so there’s a chance it’ll still happen. (But if GOY already committed to the Ohana Festival the following weekend, why wouldn’t they also commit to Sea.Hear.Now if they could?)