Moonstone Music Festival Is Victim of Cyber Crime, Postponed Until September


Moonstone Festival

The debut of a new music festival this spring in Orlando has been pushed back to the fall. The Moonstone Music Festival was all set to deliver a massive injection of classic rock from April 30-May 1, 2016. The 100+ artists included Def Leppard and KISS.

Organizers announced that Moonstone had been targeted by a major cyber fraud crime. They plan to try again to hold the festival from September 24-25, 2016.

Here’s the statement from the official website:

The inaugural MOONSTONE MUSIC FESTIVAL–which was set for April 30 and May 1, 2016 in Orlando, FL at the Central Florida Fairgrounds–the multi-stage, live music celebration will now take place this fall, September 24 and 25, with an updated line-up featuring available acts on the original bill. Despite the efforts of the festival promoters, the date change is based on the company suffering from a major cyber fraud crime.

An ongoing investigation in now in process–by local law enforcement and the FBI–of cyber fraud involving a major Tampa, Florida bank and other local businesses.

“At this time, we need to focus our efforts on this investigation,” says Paul Lovett, MOONSTONE founder. “Because of this situation, we know our attention to the inaugural Moonstone might suffer and we want to ensure an amazing experience for everyone who attends the festival in September.”

Tickets purchased for the original dates will be honored (with upgrades for all purchasers, details of which will be announced in the coming weeks) with refunds available for those unable to be on hand for the rescheduled dates.

Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.