Some of the acts on the lineup attempted to make amends with disappointed fans by doing acoustic concerts after heavy weather forced the cancellation of the remaining two days of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival at the VIR Raceway in Alton, Virginia. Papa Roach, Shinedown, and the viral country singer Oliver Anthony Music were among the performers on a temporary stage on Saturday.
According to Loudwire, the first night’s performances were cancelled due to lightning, heavy rain, hail, and strong winds, which forced the evacuation of the Raceway and impacted multiple days of the event that were initially scheduled to run from Thursday (Sept. 7) through Sunday (Sept. 10). Coheed and Cambria’s performance was interrupted by the weather just before 7 o’clock; the weather also forced the cancellation of the sets by Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Evanescence, and Rise Against.
After staff employees suffered from heat stroke earlier in the week due to high temperatures, WDBJ said that storms on Thursday severely damaged campground roads and campers’ tents. According to the station, the heat was so intense that even security search canines required IVs.
“SEVERE WEATHER APPROACHING: Please exit immediately and seek shelter in your campsite, vehicle, or our shuttle buses,” the festival’s emergency message advised attendees. Although the music resumed on Friday, with headliners Slipknot and Danzig performing as well as a surprise set by Anthony, “Rich Men North of Richmond” vocalist, the lineups for Saturday and Sunday were cancelled when event organizers decided to cancel the rest of the festival due to anticipated inclement weather.
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The final two days of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival have been cancelled, according to the festival’s organizers, who announced the news in a statement. “Our top priorities are your safety and well-being. We share a great deal of your sorrow and recognize the disappointment this causes. Please be aware that this choice was made with the best interests of all parties in mind, and our attention is now on providing support for those of you who are still on-site.
View the complete event statement and watch the unexpected acoustic performance below.
We love you all ❤️
Thank you for sticking around with us despite the rain and @BlueRidgeRock getting canceled!
— Papa Roach (@paparoach) September 10, 2023
The organizers stated that they are working to offer registrants reimbursement information and that it would be accessible early this week. The message said, “This has been an agonizing turn of events for what was to be such a special weekend.” “Over the next few days, we’ll reveal many more things. Despite these challenging circumstances, you may rest confident that we will take care of you.
Due to the cancellation of the lineup for Sunday, bands like Limp Bizkit, Pantera, Lamb of God, Babymetal, Pierce the Veil, Chevelle, and others were prevented from performing. Unrelated to this, Till Lindemann of Rammstein had to cancel his solo performance because of an alleged sickness. The festival asked campers to check out by 2 p.m. and those whose vehicles were trapped or inoperable offered rides to safety, according to a statement regarding the last day’s cancellation.
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The statement also emphasized that severe gusts and rain were predicted as part of the heavy storm activity. The video shows Papa Roach performing “Scars” acoustically while fans sing along, Shinedown singing “Second Chance” (with Anthony singing backing vocals), and Anthony strumming his dependable acoustic for a run through his Billboard No. 1 hit “Rich Men North of Richmond.” Several acts tried to make it up to wet fans.