TORONTO -- A classic rock festival presented by first-time promoters MF Live Inc has been canceled a little more than a week out. Roxodus Music Festival, set to include Nickelback, Lynryd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, Aerosmith and Alice Cooper, among others, July 11–14 at Edenvale Airport, 90 minutes outside Toronto, was canceled due to bad weather over the spring.
The festival announced on Facebook that "during the past couple of months" their venue in Clearview Township "battled tremendous rainy weather" that impacted their ability to put on the event.
"It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of Roxodus Music Festival this year," said Fab Loranger, principal at MF Live Inc, in a press release. "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. Our dream of producing a 'once in a lifetime experience' has been put on hold as we take the time to nurture our venue. We sincerely thank all of our artists, sponsors, partners, and neighbours who have supported us from the very beginning. The embrace from our community has meant the world to us and we hope to one day see our dream come to life."