Posted in music | tour dates on July 11, 2014

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Some unfortunate news for Riot Fest Denver. The Denver Post reports that their permit from Araphoe County (where the festival was supposed to take place) has been denied. Zoning Administrator Tammy King stated some the reasons in her letter of denial:

Based upon the information provided to me, it is clear that when Riot Fest was held in 2013, the traffic generated to and from the May Farms property by allowing the above-referenced vehicles to park on the property over a two to three day period caused numerous adverse impacts to members of the community. These impacts included residents having difficulty in getting their vehicles in and out of their driveways, substantial difficulties in traveling to obtain groceries and other essential services, difficulty in getting to and from work, [and] difficulty in conducting farm trucking activities.
The fest will still go on though. They posted to their Facebook page:
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.
The festival is set to happen September 19-21 and the lineup includes The Cure, The National, Weezer, Social Distortion, The Flaming Lips, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Failure, Hot Snakes, All, Mineral and many more. Plus certain artists will be performing classic albums in full. Tickets are still available.

Riot Fest also happens in Chicago and Toronto.

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Comments (14)

Oh, Denver. Please do keep continuing to suck it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2014 5:36 PM

while denver may be getting their restaurant scene together, the denver eater site has improved immensely over the years, that city's fashion is atrocious and there are almost no record or book stores. culturally it's tits down.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2014 5:43 PM

Byers was 40 miles outside of Denver so hopefully they move it closer to the city. I have over a grand invested in hotel, flight and tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2014 5:50 PM

Poor Quiet Riot. First their lead singer dies and now this?

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2014 5:53 PM

Quiet Riot has no original member left from when that band started. I'm sure they'll be just fine with sucking the same way they always have.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2014 6:01 PM

Excellent news! I choose not to attend either year because this festival is nowhere near Denver. Might as well call it Riot Fest Nebraska.

Hopefully they will get a better location. Not only was the current location way too far, but there are no hotels or other amenities.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2014 6:59 PM

I felt Denver had a decent hummus scene. I recall one place called "Jimbo's Chicpea Bunker" and it was a pretty robust platter if my memory serves correct.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 1:00 AM

The fact that a municipality denied permits to something called "Riot Fest" should come as no surprise to anyone.

Posted by Some guy posting on the internet | July 12, 2014 12:48 PM

Yeah, there are almost no record stores or book stores in Denver, LOL idiot.

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=record+stores&find_loc=Denver+CO&ns=1&ls=84eb2d3f034ea37f

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=record+stores&find_loc=Denver+CO&ns=1&ls=84eb2d3f034ea37f#find_desc=book+stores

Next time you talk out of your ass make sure you have your facts straight. Each link shows ten places on the first page alone.

Posted by D | July 12, 2014 1:34 PM

Hahaha D of all people schooled you

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2014 1:38 PM

The real D would never use LOL.

Posted by Tiny Carlos D | July 12, 2014 2:45 PM

Oh shut the fuck up you no life jackass. It's me and your "Fake D" shit is played out.

Posted by D | July 12, 2014 2:57 PM

Thanks so very much for adding this... I am looking forward to the front Row version later today.. but this is perfect for now.. What an epic song.. The cure are indeed the best LIVE band ever.. so jealous i missed this.. 

Posted by Fiona | November 5, 2014 4:23 AM

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