The Riot Fest in Denver will be switching venues, now that they’ve been denied the necessary government permits to have the likes of Slayer and Primus rock the local gentry’s collective balls off.
Arapahoe County officials would not rubber stamp a permit to host the festival at May Farms in Byers, Colorado, this September 19 through September 21.
The Cure and Bring Me The Horizon are also playing the festival, with many others.
The Denver Post, a fine bastion of journalistic integrity, clams that the denial of the permit came from the residents of Byers, who were concerned about the noise, drugs, and boozing that went along with the event last year.
The organizers of the festival have since released this statement:
“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.”
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