Capulet Fest 2024 had a rough weekend. It all started when the festival changed venues the night before everything kicked off from the Thompson Speedway in Thompson, CT – which has a capacity of 13,000 people – to The Webster in Hartford, CT, which houses a significantly smaller 1,200 people and is over 50 miles away from the original location.

At that point, 20 bands of the 55-band festival had already dropped off including Nothing More, Senses Fail, 10 Years, and more. Then band bands continued to drop off over the weekend including It Dies Today and Upon A Burning Body, until everything was shut down on June 29 – the second of the three proposed days.

According to the band LiveKill, the festival was shut down midway through their set when security came in and made everyone leave due to festival organizers allegedly not paying the rent.

Capulat Fest organizers have since taken to social media to issue the following statement obtained by The PRP, as the festival’s Facebook page has been shut down.

“Sunday is no longer an option. We fought. We wrestled with obstacle after obstacle. We became a target. We became hated, even when we were doing our best to save something and give you the best show possible. No one sees the sacrifice. All they do is judge. We did everything we could. We hope you had fun. We did our best. Thank you to everyone who came out and had a blast. We hope you enjoyed the meet and greets. We hope you enjoyed the music. Goodbye.”

Furthermore, the festival’s website only states: “Despite our best efforts and due to unforeseen circumstances, Capulet Fest concluded on Saturday night with a spectacular performance by Skillet.”

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