DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The WE Fest country music festival will return to the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minn., in August 2021.

The dates announced are Aug. 5-7, according to WE Fest social media post Monday, Nov. 16.

The festival took a one-year hiatus after it was sold in 2019 to Live Nation from Townsquare Media.

By canceling the 2020 festival, and giving themselves an extra 12 months to plan, Live Nation at the time said it hopes to get a better handle on what fans want (and don't want) to see, what the community's expectations are, what has worked in the past and what hasn't — and how all that fits in with their own expertise in running music festivals across the country.

"It is our intention to restore WE Fest to its proper place nationally, and locally, as a premier festival," said Brian O'Connell, president of country touring for Live Nation and creator of its Country Nation festivals, in an August 2019 interview. "Hopefully, it will last another 37 years. That's our goal."