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Music to Know Festival canceled for next weekend

Pictured from left: Chris Baio, Rostam Batmanglij, Ezra

Pictured from left: Chris Baio, Rostam Batmanglij, Ezra Koenig and Christopher Tomson. Vampire Weekend plays the MTK: Music to Know Festival at East Hampton Airport on Aug. 13-14, 2011 Photo Credit: AP

This just in: The inaugural MTK: Music to Know Festival in East Hampton next weekend will not take place.

A message on musictoknow.com on Saturday said: “Despite our unique vision and arranging a world-class lineup, ticket sales were not adequate to allow the event to continue. We wanted to let everyone know now before engaging more deeply.”

Ticket holders were advised to check the MTK site next week for refund information.

And, starting today, organizers at Escape to New York — the festival going on now at the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton — say they will honor all MTK tickets for the rest of this weekend.

Pam Workman, publicist for the festival, said anyone that shows proof of purchase for a one- or two-day ticket to the MTK festival will be granted entry to Escape to New York for the remainder of Saturday and on Sunday.

This is not an official offer from the MTK festival organizers, who had no comment on the Escape to New York offer.

"We just want to be courteous," Workman told our colleague Erin Geismar. "This is coming from the spirit of summer love."

She said the decision was made shortly after the MTK festival announced its cancellation.

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"We have the room. It's a pretty large field," she said.

"We are very sad to hear that MTK is not taking place next weekend. Anyone who is involved in one of these things knows how much energy goes into it and to see it not work out is very sad."

So you won’t see Vampire Weekend, above, on Runway 4 at East Hampton Airport, but if you hurry you can still make it to see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros tonight on the reservation.

Stay tuned for more.

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