Organizers of the highly-anticipated Roxodus music festival say the event has been cancelled, citing concerns with the venue.
The event, which boasted a lineup with Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Nickelback, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, among others, announced the cancellation of the four-day show for Clearview Township on Wednesday morning.
It was scheduled for July 11 to 14.
“During the past couple of months, our venue at Edenvale Airport has battled tremendous rainy weather that has impacted our ability to produce the festival,” organizers said on social media.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the Roxodus Music Festival this year. Our team has worked tirelessly to find a solution in which the show can go on but unfortunately, we could not make it happen this year … Information about ticket refunds will be released shortly,” they added.
The all-ages festival was to take place at the Edenvale Aerodrome in a 420-acre space at a private airport just northwest of Barrie.
A four-day VIP pass for the event cost $639, not including taxes and fees, while a single-day general admission pass went for $129, plus taxes and fees.
Meanwhile, attendees who were planning to camp in either an RV or tent would potentially pay between $219, plus fees and taxes, to $1,600 for a lakeside spot.
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The festival’s eventbrite page where attendees would purchase tickets also had a no-refund policy.
“All sales final. No refunds or exchanges,” it said. However, that same policy also said, “We go rain or shine.”
It is unclear what the organizers plan to announce with regards to ticket refunds.
Social media users reacting to the news have been expressing disappointment and have been demanding refunds.
There is no word on when the next update will come from organizers. Global News’ attempts to reach the event’s communication team have been unsuccessful.
– With files from Don Mitchell