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Blue Ridge Rock Fest issues full statement on 2023 festival fallout

The Blue Ridge Rock Fest team has issued a statement several months after the cancellation of the 2023 event.

As we’ve reported previously, around 60,000 people were abruptly sent home from the Blue Ridge Rock Fest when it was canceled in September due to weather.

Hundreds of viewers reached out concerned over refunds. Now, after several months, the Blue Ridge Rock Fest team has issued a full statement, citing their delay on the matter was due to language restrictions within their insurance policy.

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BRRF posted the statement on their Instagram page on Friday afternoon. Comments were limited on the post, which had well over 1,000 likes just a half-hour after it was posted. Read the full statement below.

10 News has been covering the Blue Ridge Rock Fest Fallout since the initial cancellation.

We heard from some festival-goers who claimed that the weather cancellation wasn’t their only concern: Unsanitary conditions, not enough water and dangerous weather were just some of their claims.

Others came forward with claims of illness stemming from the festival, too. The Virginia Department of Health was investigating complaints of gastrointestinal illness in people who attended the festival.

10 News spoke with stagehands after the cancellation, one of whom said it was all a mess from the start. One stagehand claimed he and others walked out of the event after Friday night.

To see more coverage of the Blue Ridge Rock Fest Fallout, click here.

Source: WSLS News 10

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