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Riot Fest Denied Permit in Denver

Posted by - 12:18 PM on 07/11/14
Riot Fest has been denied a permit for the 3-day music event in Byers, Colorado.
Riot Fest, which features well known rock and punk acts such as Primus, The Cure, Wu-Tang Clan and Slayer, was scheduled for Sept. 19-21 at May Farms in Byers. It made its first appearance in the state last year, also at May Farms. The festival was expected to attract 17,000 people a day to Byers, a town of just over 1,000 residents located about 40 miles east of Denver.

It's not clear how organizers of the festival will deal with the thousands of fans who have purchased tickets to Riot Fest or whether they will try to find an alternate location in the state.

Riot Fest has posted the following response:
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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12:20 PM on 07/11/14
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Yontsey
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I'll be the first to admit that I've never been involved in anything like this, but how do you not already have a permit before booking acts and selling tickets? I would be beyond furious if I had booked plane tickets, a hotel, requested vacation time from work, ect, ect.
12:20 PM on 07/11/14
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I understand the concerns of the residents but with Riot Fest only two months away, the city should have allowed it this year and denied the permit going forward.
12:22 PM on 07/11/14
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A similar thing happened with Hevy Fest over here (England) I believe - As above, you think all this would be in place before anything was booked.
12:25 PM on 07/11/14
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Primus, The Cure, Wu Tang Clan and Slayer. What a crew
12:26 PM on 07/11/14
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man this is a bummer
12:26 PM on 07/11/14
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Yeah, I don't see how you book this without securing your permits first.
12:30 PM on 07/11/14
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Yeah, I don't see how you book this without securing your permits first.
Pretty sure the permit was revoked after residents complained
12:31 PM on 07/11/14
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Dumb of Riot Fest to not get the permits first, dumf of the city to not give them permits.
12:32 PM on 07/11/14
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ouch come on colorado
12:35 PM on 07/11/14
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Pretty sure the permit was revoked after residents complained
Organizers had been awaiting word on a special-use permit from Arapahoe County after a public hearing on July 1 where residents voiced concerns about the three-day music festival — primarily revolving around noise, traffic and drug use.
12:38 PM on 07/11/14
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I'm pretty OK with this. I was really disappointed with the day-to-day schedule, and the fact that Byers is out in buttfuck nowhere compared to Denver. I'd rather see several of those bands (TBS, The Used, Rise Against) headlining closer to the city of Denver.
12:40 PM on 07/11/14
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Wow. Wonder if they will try and just move it closer to Denver.
12:46 PM on 07/11/14
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Looks like they have something else planned.

https://www.facebook.com/RiotFest1/p...52332572443737
12:51 PM on 07/11/14
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