The Roxodus Music Fest, scheduled to take place July 11-14 at the Edenvale Airport, 90 minutes north of Toronto, has officially been canceled. Fans were gearing up for the four-day event and its scheduled headlining performances by Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Nickelback and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The organizers of the festival announced the cancelation via social media earlier today (Wednesday, July 3):
“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. 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.”
The announcement made it clear that this was a cancellation and not a postponement:
“Our dream of producing a ‘once in a lifetime experience’ has been put on hold as we take the much-needed time to nurture our venue into a premier landmark in Ontario. We sincerely thank all of the artists, sponsors, partners, and neighbors who have supported us from the very beginning. We hope to one day see our dream come to life. Information about ticket refunds will be released shortly.”
Early expectations were that more than 40,000 people were going to attend the event.