Blue Ridge Announces 2024 Festival After Disaster Last Year

Blue Ridge Announces 2024 Festival After Disaster Last Year
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What’s going on with Blue Ridge Rock Fest?

Blue Ridge Rock Fest was an absolute disaster in 2023. From festival workers going on strike due to poor conditions, bad weather, overflowing trash, lack of shuttling during storms and more… it was an unforgettable experience for all the wrong reasons.

The Virginia Department of Health even had to open a case due to widespread water contamination causing sickness festival-wide. The show was oversold and some who purchased tickets weren't even able to get into the festival before it was cancelled after 2 of the previously planned 4 days of music. All this is without even getting into the how national and local bands were treated (Check out Tank the Tech’s video on this to learn more).

Despite the catastrophe that was the 2023 Blue Ridge experience - the festival is selling pre-sale tickets for this years Blue Ridge Rock Fest. Ticket prices are steep, starting at $175 for a 3 day pass scaling up to nearly $2,000 per person for the lucrative “rockstar” VIP package. Blue Ridge has yet to announce their return on social media, probably due to the overwhelming amount of negativity they have received in past months from concert attendees that have still not received their refunds.

With the lineup still to be announced, no one really knows what Blue Ridge will look like this year. Considering that there was no catering and band’s like Slipknot had to buy food for all the bands on their day, many are left wondering what bigger acts will be willing to return to Blue Ridge in 2024. For anyone purchasing tickets for this year, we hope Blue Ridge can make up for 2023.

What do you think of Blue Ridge’s 2024 announcement? Will you be buying tickets? We’d love to hear about your experiences at Blue Ridge last year.

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