Orlando's drive-in ‘Road Rave’ festival postponed to keep light on ‘powerful movement for equality’

It’s still happening in Orlando on July 20.

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Orlando's drive-in ‘Road Rave’ festival postponed to keep light on ‘powerful movement for equality’

Road Rave, an Orlando drive-in festival originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed until July 20.

The festival will still occur at Orlando’s Central Florida Fairgrounds, according to an email from Carnage’s Press Agent Julie Fogel.

Tickets purchased for the original date, which sold out in 24 hours, will automatically transfer at the point of purchase; all refund requests are asked to be sent to [email protected]

In a statement, Road Rave Headliner Carnage wrote that the festival is being postponed in an effort not to drown out the current movement for equality occurring all across the country.

"As you know, our country is going through some very tough times right now, and out of respect for this powerful movement for equality, we are postponing the Road Rave in Orlando, FL, to June 20th,” he wrote. “It would not be right to take attention away from this movement. We need to stand united against racism and police brutality in this country.  We will unite again. Music heals and brings people together, and I look forward to doing exactly that with you on June 20th."

Over the weekend, two Road Raves took place in the form of back-to-back shows in Phoenix. The Sunday show held a moment of silence for George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died on May 25 after an officer held his knee on his neck for almost nine minutes.

The festival postponement coincided with the #TheShowMustBePaused initiative, which has members of the music industry pausing new releases and temporarily suspending business operations. This movement is meant to “take a beat for an honest, reflective and productive conversation about what actions we need to collectively take to support the Black community,” according to a statement on its website.

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Christopher Cann

Christopher is a current journalism student at the University of Florida. His past work can be seen at Ears to Feed, The Independent Florida Alligator and Cigar City Management. 

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