Idaho Rockfest Promoter Files for Bankruptcy

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The organizer of a rock music festival who sold tickets for the August event that never took place has filed for bankruptcy without reimbursing some ticket holders.

The Post Register reports that Ron Heyrend, promoter of Idaho Rockfest, filed for bankruptcy protection last week in federal court in Pocatello.

Heyrend says he canceled the festival planned in Idaho Falls after an investor pulled funding at the last minute.

Court documents say Heyrend owes about $123,000.  

The scheduled lineup at Melaleuca Field included Vince Neil, RATT, Dokken, Warrant, Sebastian Bach, Great White and Lynch Mob.

A Tennessee company that books entertainers has filed a lawsuit against Heyrend seeking more than $25,000.

Refunds for tickets have been inconsistent. Two-day passes sold for $99.


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