Utah's Bonanza Campout Is Canceled

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A popular three-day music festival featuring the likes of rapper G-Eazy has been cancelled after Utah state officials refused to grant a liquor license.   

The Salt Lake Tribune reports the authorities cited past drug and alcohol-related violations in refusing to grant a permit for the Bonanza Campout, which was canceled on Wednesday.

"Due to being denied the necessary licensing and permits from Wasatch County and the Utah DABC," reads a statement from the festival team, "Bonanza Campout has made the decision to cancel this year's event."   

After "reviewing all alternative options," organizers say they've decided that "there is no possible way to relocate the festival and still provide both artists and attendees with the same level of production and fan experience that Bonanza Campout has become known for."   

   

The four-year-old event had been scheduled for June 21 through 23 near Heber City, Utah, about 45 miles east of Salt Lake City. It would have presented 36 artists, including electronic-music producer DJ Snake and Australian pop-rock duo Empire of the Sun.  

Organizers said in a statement all ticket and lodging purchases for the event will be refunded and they plan to have the festival again in 2020.