Hair In The Fair Rock Festival hoping for ticket buying surge with Roxodus Music Fest’s cancellation
Since the end of December 2018, the province of Ontario in Canada has had two major rock festivals within a 2.5 hour distance scheduled for the same weekend. The Roxodus Music Fest, which featured big name artists / headliners Aerosmith, Nickelback, Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd along with Sleaze Roxx favorites Alice Cooper, Lee Aaron, SteelHeart and Lita Ford was scheduled to take place at the Edenvale Airport in Edenvale, Ontario, Canada from July 11 to 14, 2019. Meanwhile, Rock The Roses‘ Hair In The Fair Festival was scheduled to proceed at the Niagara Regional Exhibition in Welland, Ontario, Canada from July 11 to 13, 2019 with headliners Ratt, Sebastian Bach and Vince Neil.
In the last two weeks, the Hair In The Fair Festival has lost at least half of its roster including Bach, Vince Neil and most USA based bands due to alleged breaches of contract by its promoter. Roxodus Music Fest on the other hand officially cancelled its own festival today with the explanation that the grounds at the Edenvale Airport were too wet and even though the festival start is still eight days away.
With the demise of the Roxodus Music Fest, Rock The Roses is not prepared to call it quits just yet on its Hair In The Fair Rock Festival as the following message was posted about two days ago on its Facebook page:
“We want to Rock The Roses. Do you? Roxodus Cancelled. Come Rock The Roses. Start buying tickets and we will get the bands, hopefully we can get the ones on the list prior. It’s the chicken and egg theory. Meet us in the middle so we can Rock The Roses. There is no risk on your part, fully refundable if this doesn’t work. We are reaching Roxodus supporters, come Rock The Roses. Please SHARE and get the word out. Hurry. No time to waste. www.rocktheroses.ca“
Below is the current listed line-up for the Hair In The Fair Rock Festival with the caveat that a number of bands including Moxy and Revive The Rose have already previously announced that they will not be playing anymore at the festival.