Connecticut Attorney General is looking into the Capulet Festival disaster

Author Benedetta Baldin - 4.7.2024

Capulet Festival 2024 was a complete failure. The night before the festival began, the venue was changed from Thompson Speedway in Thompson, CT, which has a capacity of 13,000 people, to The Webster in Hartford, CT, which has a much smaller capacity of 1,200 people and is more than 50 miles away from the original location. At that moment, 20 bands had left the festival, including Nothing More, Senses Fail, Ten Years, and others. Then things got worse. Capulet event was shut down midway through the band LiveKill’s set on the second of three intended days, when security arrived and ordered everyone to leave since the event organizers reportedly did not pay the rent.

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong is among those upset, having officially initiated an investigation into Capulet Entertainment LLC and promoter Esteban Vega.

Nothing makes me more angry than seeing people in our state getting ripped off. I’m afraid that’s what happened with the Capulet Music Festival. What we know is that people were told and promised that they would get a three-day music festival at the Thompson Motor Speedway, that it’ll be an outdoor festival, that there would be food trucks, that there would be band after band, including these headline bands. People should pursue whatever remedies they have at their disposal. If there’s a way to reach out to their credit card company or their bank, and they feel like their bank or credit card company will help them, they should try.

The organizers stated via social media:

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.

And on their website it reads:

Despite our best efforts and due to unforeseen circumstances, Capulet Fest concluded on Saturday night with a spectacular performance by Skillet.

Esteban Vega has since removed himself from social media as a result of the outrage.