The announcement comes after city officials stated that the festival failed to pay a required $150,000 to use city-owned property at Kanata's Walter Baker Park where the event was slated to be held. The city terminated the special events agreement.
"Through our alliance with local business partners, Capital Hoedown can confidently plan for the event and ease any concerns about our future," stated festival president Denis Benoit.
Festival organizers won't disclose any changes to the artist line-up because of non-disclosure agreements, but a number of high-profile acts, including Reba McEntire, Terri Clark and Sheryl Crow, have publicly cancelled their scheduled performances. Media reports have also speculated that country music star Taylor Swift may have removed the Capital Hoedown from her tour schedule.
"We are working diligently on the artist line-up and will announce this to our fans as soon as it is confirmed," the statement reads, adding that customers unsatisfied with the revised line-up will be entitled to a refund.
The three-day music festival will run from Aug. 10 to 12.