2020 This Is Hardcore Fest Officially Cancelled

The 2020 This Is Hardcore Fest has officially been cancelled. Despite this, organizers may still put on a virtual event in September.

The following statement was issued:

“Sorry for the delay in real information regarding TIHC 2020.

I’d hoped to have more clear and present info to disseminate about our plans for this year, but some things come up.

First and foremost, we appreciate being asked for comments from Jelisa/Noisey for their article instead of just writing a clickbait speculative article.

TIHC 2020 was in danger the monday before corona/covid came into our daily lives. Bryan Dilworth who brought us from our first venue to the factory in 2012 suddenly passed away. It struck a deep chord and took alot out of our sails.

COVID and the need for social distancing put us without certainty. So we planned an outside venue situation and had planned to announce something roughly 3 weeks back, but with Philadelphia’s mayor making a rule against large gatherings til feb 2021, and our city’s covid infection rate spreading, we changed gears and began investigating streaming ideas.

Sound Talent Group, Hate5six and some venues will be involved helping us get something together for mid September.

In the beginning, I said I wouldn’t cancel TIHC 2020, unless we’d exhaust all possible avenues and I’d hoped we had turned the corner in July but that is not the case and we will not be hosting a LIVE tihc event in 2020.

stay tuned for more info on what we will be doing in september”

2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Cancelled

The 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN has officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. That event was supposed to feature Tool, Primus, Tenacious D, Oysterhead, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Flogging Molly, The Struts, etc.

Organizers commented:

“Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will not take place this September 24-27, 2020 as originally rescheduled. Our annual time together on the Farm is nothing short of magical, but out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of all Bonnaroovians, artists, staff, partners and our community, this is a necessary reality.

Bonnaroo will return to the Farm on June 17-20, 2021 to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. More information on lineup, camping and accommodations will be available at a later date. All current ticket holders will receive an email shortly with information on how to roll your ticket over to the 2021 festival, or receive a refund.

While we can’t be together on the Farm this year, we’re going to bring the Farm to you! Keep September 24-27, 2020 on your calendars for a very special virtual Bonnaroo weekend including some of our favorite moments from past and present, along with some special surprises. Details will be coming soon.

Radiate positivity and take care of each other,

– ️ ❤️ Bonnaroo”

2020 Coachella Festival Cancelled

This year’s Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival has officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is currently scheduled to return in April 2021.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“Under the continuing health guidance of the County of Riverside, Coachella and Stagecoach 2020 will not take place this October as previously rescheduled. This is not the future that any of us hoped to confront, but our main focus remains the well-being of our fans, staff, artists, desert partners and everyone involved in the festival.

A year without Coachella and Stagecoach is hard for us to comprehend, but we have every intention of returning in 2021. As of now, Coachella weekend one will take place April 9 – 11, 2021 and weekend two will be April 16 – 18, 2021. Stagecoach is set for April 23 – 25, 2021. We look forward to sharing our new lineups and more information. We can’t wait to be together in the desert again when it is safe.

All 2020 passes will be honored in 2021. Current pass holders will be sent an email by the end of the day on Monday, June 15 with further instructions to request a refund or to roll over to next year.”

As previously reported, the 2020 Coachella was supposed to feature Rage Against The Machine, Code Orange, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, The Hu, Yungblud, and more.

Report: Fans Accuse Rock USA Festival Of Not Answering Requests For Refunds

As previously reported, this year’s Rock USA festival in Oshkosh, WI has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, Fox 11 are now reporting that requests for refunds have allegedly been ignored. A number of fans have issued statements to the site saying that the organizers have gone “off the grid” after announcing the cancellation. Fox 11 tried to reach out to the promoters for comment, but they couldn’t get a hold of anyone either.

2020 Lollapalooza Cancelled

This year’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, IL has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, organizers will be hosting a virtual event on July 30 – August 2.

The following statement was issued:

“We wish we could bring Lollapalooza to Grant Park again this year, but we understand why things can’t move forward as planned. The health and safety of our fans, artists, partners, staff and community is always our highest priority.

Rest assured, we will be working hard behind the scenes to deliver Chicago a spectacular celebration of Lollapalooza’s 30th anniversary in the summer of 2021, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.

It’s difficult to imagine summer without our annual weekend together, sharing the undeniable energy generated when live music and our incredible community of fans unite.

Keep July 30-Aug. 2, 2020 on your calendars we honor our anniversary tradition by bringing Chicago, and the world, together, around our common bond of community, civic engagement and, of course, live music. The weekend-long virtual event will included performances from around the city and beyond, epic archival sets from Chicago, and the festivals’s six international editions, never-before-seen footage from the 1990’s and much more. Full schedule coming next month.”

2020 Rock USA Festival Cancelled

This year’s Rock USA festival has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event was originally scheduled to take place in Oshkosh, WI next month with Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, and more set to perform.

The following statement was issued:

“Dear Country USA and Rock USA Community,

Today, with a heavy heart, we have to let all of you know that this year’s Country USA and Rock USA music festivals will not be able to take place. This is not easy for us. Nothing pains us more than having to cancel these events that have become such a big part of our lives, our community, and our culture here in Wisconsin. We know it hurts. We so wanted to celebrate the 25th anniversary of CUSA and the 10th anniversary of RUSA, but as always, the safety of our entire festival and local community comes first.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we have been in constant communication with the artists, vendors, partners, and local government and health officials. On the advice of Winnebago County Health Department, we are choosing to cancel both events for the safety of this community.

From the Winnebago County Health Department:

“While the Governors orders are no longer in effect, the COVID-19 virus is still circulating in our community and is locally trending upward in terms of cases and hospitalizations. At this time the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) strongly recommend against holding large gathering.”

We are doing everything we can to reschedule these events for June and July of 2021, and will offer credits to all of those who previously purchased tickets to the 2020 events. Your tickets, campsites, VIP seats, and any other item for 2020, will be valid for the 2021 festivals.

Losing these festivals has been such a devastating event for all of us involved, and unfortunately, we are not able to provide any further details on the 2021 events. This is a fluid situation, and there is still so much unknown. We are doing all we can to navigate this unstable tune for our community and our company.

We are hard at work to bring these festivals into the future, and to continue to hold these two amazing events here in Oshkosh, WI. Like all of you, the Corona-virus outbreak has hit us hard, and we are doing all we can to make it through.

Thank you all for the 25 years of incredible support. We love these festivals. We love this community. We love all of you.

Stay safe. Stay positive. Take care of each other. Give each other love and grace in these trying times. We will be back, stronger than ever, in the near future.

– The Hypervibe Team”

2020 Sound And Fury Festival Cancelled

The 2020 Sound And Fury Festival has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event was supposed to take place on July 11-12 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA.

The following statement was issued:


Thank you all for your attention, energy, and passion over the last 2 months. As of this moment, we do not believe it will be possible to hold an event like Sound and Fury in 2020 and thus want to refocus attention to the future.

All passholders will automatically receive full refunds from our ticketing partner NIGHTOUT within 14 business days.

We cannot wait to see you all again – it will be a celebration of life and the human spirit.

Best regards,

Sound and Fury“

2020 Bloodstock Open Air Festival Cancelled

The 2020 Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park in Derbyshire, UK has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will return on August 11-15, 2021.

Organizers commented:

“Dear Bloodstockers,

Following the ongoing government guidance on mass gatherings and social distancing, we are extremely disappointed to announce that this year’s BLOODSTOCK will no longer be going ahead. We respect the government’s mandate and recognise it is made with the best intentions, in order to protect the health & safety of not only our audience, but our staff, crew, musicians, and other contractors who work on site at BLOODSTOCK. Safety remains of paramount importance to us.

We know you have been concerned about what the developing Covid-19 situation would mean for BLOODSTOCK and will be as disappointed as we are at this tough decision, but we hope you can appreciate it is the right choice to make at this time. We had been working tirelessly to ensure we could still offer the top quality BLOODSTOCK experience you trust us to provide, year on year – and this year more than ever, when we invited you to celebrate 20 Years of BLOODSTOCK with us. We do not – and never will – take this trust in us for granted.

We have been reading your comments on our social media, and many of you have said that in this circumstance, you would like the option to roll your 2020 ticket over to 2021’s event – and we can confirm that you are able do that. Rest assured that BLOODSTOCK will return with an almighty vengeance, better and stronger than ever, so to that end and to help assuage your disappointment, next year BLOODSTOCK will be adding an extra day!

The festival will be 5 days and start from Wednesday, as opposed to Thursday; the dates for 2021’s event will be 11th – 15th August. This will be at no extra cost to those who have already purchased weekend tickets for 2020 and wish to roll them over. We will also freeze prices at the ticket store until later this year, when prices will then increase by just £10 and a new, longer 6-month instalment plan will launch to make that option even easier to manage. The on-sale date for day tickets and any returns on previously sold out ticket categories, such as camper vans, will be announced in due course. We are happy to report that many artists on this year’s line-up have already reconfirmed for 2021 and we look forward to sharing further plans with you soon. Meanwhile, you can watch an updated trailer for the festival and a special message from metal overlord Rob Halford, from headliner Judas Priest.

Should you prefer a refund, we also wish to state that full, face value refunds will be available to everyone who has already purchased a BLOODSTOCK 2020 ticket from official sellers and assure you of our best efforts to process those refunds within 28 days, where possible. We have a lot to sort out, so please bear with us – everyone who has purchased a ticket already from Seetickets will be emailed in the next 7-14 days.

We are also updating our website and have launched a new page to answer your questions about refunds & the roll-over process https://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pa…/ticket-refund-or-roll-over.

While we understand the current financial climate is difficult for many, we sincerely hope you will decide to join us to celebrate BLOODSTOCK next year. As an independent, family run festival, we wish to extend our deepest appreciation for your continued and loyal support.

We know we are privileged to have such a strong BLOODSTOCK community, and as a united family of heavy metal fans, we WILL prevail.

Vicky, Adam, Rachael, Paul, and all at Team BLOODSTOCK.”

2020 Inkcarceration Festival Cancelled

The 2020 Inkcarceration Festival has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event was previously scheduled to take place at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH on July 10-12 with Limp Bizkit, Weezer, Blink-182, and more set to perform.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“It is with extremely sad hearts that we must announce the cancellation of Inkcarceration Festival 2020. We’re sure this doesn’t come as a major surprise given the number of festivals and concerts our industry has already lost and will continue to lose this year.

Let us be clear, this is heartbreaking for us. Ohio is our home and this festival means so much to us and we know it means a lot to you, as well. We held out as long as we could and worked extremely hard to find a way to make Inkcarceration happen this year – including exploring the possibility of a fall festival – but with the uncertainty of COVID-19, we must put the safety of fans, workers, and bands first and follow the advice of health officials.

Rest assured that festivals WILL come back and Inkcarceration isn’t going anywhere. Mark your calendars for our return on July 16, 17 & 18 in 2021! We will be getting to work right away to provide you all with the best Inkcarceration Festival yet. Thanks for your support and we can’t wait to see you all at a much-needed INK family meeting next July!

PLEASE NOTE: All ticket refund options will be posted on our website and emailed to ticket purchasers this Monday (5/4) at Noon EDT.”

Foo Fighters Cancel DC Jam, Announce Rescheduled European Shows

Foo Fighters have been forced to cancel the DC Jam festival in Landover, MD due to the coronavirus pandemic. With this news, the band have also postponed their European dates to 2021.

Here’s the new European dates for next year:

06/08 Berlin, GER – Waldbuhne
06/14-15 Nimes, FRA – Festival de Nimes
06/17 Valencia, SPA – Ciudad de Las Artes y Las Ciencias
06/19 Lisbon, POR – Rock In Rio Lisbon

A new date for the I-Days festival in Milan, Italy is still pending. In addition to these shows, the band also still have a 2020 North American tour booked:

10/01 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
10/03 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
10/05 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
10/07 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
10/09 Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
10/13 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
10/15 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
10/17 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
12/01 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
12/03 Albuquerque, NM – Santa Ana Star Center
12/05 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena