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Montebello Rockfest files for bankruptcy

Monday, June 25, 2018 6:58 AM PT

Rockfest bankruptcy
Little more than a week after the conclusion of their 2018 installment, organizers of Montebello Rockfest have filed for bankruptcy protection.

Originally launched in 2005 under the name "Amnesia Rockfest," the outdoor Quebec, Canada festival claims to attract more than 200,000 festival-goers during Rockfest. The 2018 edition featured a slew of big-name rock and metal artists, including Weezer, Tenacious D, Godsmack, Prophets of Rage, Lamb of God, and Stone Temple Pilots.

According to the Edmonton Sun, the festival is more than $5 million in debt and filed for bankruptcy on June 14. However, spokesperson Gilles Corriveau intimated that the proverbial show will go on:

"It's a long-term decision, it's not a short-term decision; they want to find a way to organize everything correctly so that in the years to come, there will be a… Rockfest. The bankruptcy protection gives them the opportunity for a few months to think about something else than paying people. The intention is to pay everybody."

Related:  Amnesia Rockfest

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