Trouble has befallen on Riot Fest. It was just revealed that the Denver incarnation of the punk rock festival might be in some trouble after the permit that was needed to be obtained to have it take place at May Farms had been denied.
The festival, which is slated to take place during the weekend of September 19-21 in honor of its 10th anniversary, was denied their permit for the event by Arapahoe County. The only upside to the denial is that festival organizers have 10 days to appeal the ruling.
While this is a blow to them, the organizers have responded with the tried and true cliché quote, “the show will go on.” In a quickly produced press release, the organizers have revealed that they will be moving the weekend-long rock show to an alternate location which will be announced early next week.
This year’s line-up brings together acts such as The Cure, Rise Against, Weezer, Social Distortion among a slew of others.
By the release which can be read below, we guess that appeal is a no go.
Due to circumstances beyond our control and despite lots of support for Riot Fest & Sideshow in Byers, May Farms is no longer available to host Riot Fest. A nearby alternate location will be announced early next week. We know this sucks, we’re as disappointed as you are, but if you could be a little patient with us, we’ll have more information ASAP. All tickets will be honored at the new location. Riot Fest in Denver is NOT cancelled, the show will go on, and rock n roll never dies.