- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 6, 2014

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - Arapahoe County has denied an appeal from a three-day music festival to again hold the event near the small town of Byers.

KUSA-TV reports (https://on9news.tv/1sixfex ) that the county Board of Adjustment unanimously denied an appeal that would have given Riot Fest the permit it would need to stay.

Last month, Arapahoe County denied the three-day music festival’s temporary use permit, citing parking and public safety concerns.

Last year, Riot Fest brought about 15,000 people daily to Byers, a town of about 1,000 people 40 miles east of Denver.

Organizers have since moved the festival to Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. It will still be held from Sept. 19 to 21.

Performers at Riot Fest include The Cure, Weezer, The Flaming Lips and Wu-Tang Clan.


Information from: KUSA-TV, https://www.9news.com

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