The Cure will headline the BottleRock Music Festival as the Napa event returns May 30 –June 1 under a new production team. A group of local investors, under the name L38, bought the festival and some assets from BR Festivals LLC, but did not assume any of the $8 million debt incurred by the founding company.
BR Festivals declared bankruptcy last moth, unable to pay off millions owed to unpaid food purveyors, vendors and workers. The 2013 event reportedly spent too much money on too many bands; the 2014 festival has 45 acts booked so far, as opposed to 60 last year.
The multi-stage concert and artisan food court takes over the Napa Valley Expo, in Downtown Napa. Said Favid Graham of L38, “With a mixture of rock, alternative, hip-hop, bluegrass, country, urban and more plus the incredible food and wine partners that make BottleRock so unique, we’ve got something for everyone.”