Orlando's 'Road Rave' drive-in music fest set for this weekend has been canceled

Carnage - Photo courtesy Carnage/Facebook
Photo courtesy Carnage/Facebook

The saga of Orlando's Road Rave fest, a drive-in rave that was the brainchild of famed EDM DJ Carnage, has come to an end, and it's a rain-out.

Road Rave, hyped as North America's first drive-in music festival, was announced with much fanfare in May. Set for June 6 and featuring Riot Ten, Blunts & Blondes and Nitti Gritti+ here in Orlando, Road Rave quickly sold out and a prequel was hastily put together in Arizona on May 30. That show happened and appears to have gone down without a hitch.

Carnage understandably postponed Orlando's June 6 Road Rave, not wanting to take focus away from Black Lives Matter and anti-racism protests spreading all across the country. A new date was set for the fest at the Central Florida Fairgrounds of Saturday, June 20.

Today, unfortunately, Carnage and promoter Disco Donnie Presents have decided to cancel Road Rave due to this week's rain and a wet forecast this weekend. Both Carnage and Disco Donnie released separate statements explaining the cancellation.

From Carnage (updated statement sent to Orlando Weekly at 11:45 a.m.):
Waking up this morning I had no idea that the first Road Rave I ever announced was going to be cancelled. This one definitely hit home for me and was going to mean the most considering the city and venue. It’s tough for me to put into words how upset I was when DiscoDonnie called me saying we had to cancel. The whole idea of the Road Rave started with the desire to keep everyone safe while partying and unfortunately there’s just no stopping Mother Earth and this rain. I definitely did not see coming or want it to happen, but just know I’ll be back. I’m planning it now ... and it’s going to be special. I’ll see you soon Orlando.
From Disco Donnie Presents:
Dear fans, Due to saturated field conditions from recent weather events and the weather forecast calling for continued rain in the region, the Road Rave show on June 20 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds is canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to bringing Carnage back to Orlando soon. Refunds will occur automatically at the point of purchase. No further action is required. Please allow 3-5 business days for the amount to refund to the account used to make the purchase.

Tickets costs will be refunded to original method of purchase.

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