2022 Flannel Nation Festival Cancelled

The Flannel Nation Festival in San Pedro, CA has been cancelled. The event was originally scheduled to take place on August 13 with Sugar Ray, Everclear, Soul Asylum, Candlebox, Filter, Cracker, Fastball, Sponge, Star Zero, and X Wire all set to perform. However, Sugar Ray, Everclear, Candlebox, and Filter all pulled out of the festival before its official cancellation. Organizers commented:

“We regret to announce that due to ongoing problems and logistical setbacks, putting on Flannel Nation as intended has become infeasible, therefore we are forced to make the tough decision to cancel this weekend’s event. Our goal is to retool and reschedule the event and tickets will be honored for the new date when announced.”

Music Midtown Festival Reportedly Cancelled Due To Gun Law Changes In Georgia

This year’s Music Midtown festival at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA has officially been cancelled. The event was previously scheduled to take place on September 17-18 with My Chemical Romance, Jack White, Fall Out Boy, A Day To Remember, etc. set to perform. According to Billboard, the festival was scrapped due to the “Safe Carry Protection Act,” which prevents organizers from banning guns at the city-owned venue. The following statement was issued:

“Hey Midtown fans – due to circumstances beyond our control, Music Midtown will no longer be taking place this year. We were looking forward to reuniting in September and hope we can all get back to enjoying the festival together again soon. Refunds will be processed automatically within the next 24 hours to the original method of payment. Please allow 7-10 business days for the refund to be processed by your bank. For any questions related to refunds, please visit contact.frontgatetickets.com.”

Post Malone Cancels 2021 “Posty Fest”

Post Malone has officially cancelled this year’s “Posty Fest.” The event, which was scheduled to take place on October 30-31 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, was supposed to feature Turnstile, Gatecreeper, Megan Thee Stallion, $uicideboy$, Lil Uzi Vert, Tyga, etc. A representative for Live Nation told Variety the following:

“Due to logistical issues impacting the production of the festival, Posty Fest is rescheduling to 2022. Refunds available at point of purchase. We can’t wait to make 2022 our biggest year yet. Stay safe everyone, we’ll see you soon.”

2021 Rebel Rock Festival Cancelled

The 2021 Rebel Rock festival in Orlando, FL has officially been cancelled. The event was unable to move forward due to unfit conditions related to severe weather.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“We are deeply and utterly devastated to announce the cancellation of this weekend’s Rebel Rock Festival.

After this week’s severe weather and despite our crew’s effort to improve the ground conditions around the Main Stage over the last three days, our venue partner has deemed the area unfit for artists, crews, vendors, and fans. We were able to get in the Taco Metal Party on Thursday by using the B-Main grounds while continuing to work on the conditions of the Main Stage grounds. The amount of water dropped this week simply proved to be too much to clear to provide you a safe festival environment and experience. We can’t tell you how heartbreaking it is to see two years of work be tackled by mother nature.

We’ll share more information about refunds as soon as possible.”

2021 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Cancelled

The 2021 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has officially been cancelled due to flooding. The event was previously scheduled to take place at Great Stage Park in Manchester, TN on September 2-5.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“We are absolutely heartbroken to announce that we must cancel Bonnaroo. While this weekend’s weather looks outstanding, currently Centeroo is waterlogged in many areas, the ground is incredibly saturated on our tollbooth paths, and the campgrounds are flooded to the point that we are unable to drive in or park vehicles safely.

We have done everything in our power to try to keep the show moving forward, but Mother Nature has dealt us a tremendous amount of rain over the past 24 hours, and we have run out of options to try to make the event happen safely and in a way that lives up to the Bonnaroo experience.

Please find ways to safely gather with your Bonnaroo community and continue to radiate positivity during this disappointing time. WE WILL SEE YOU ON THE FARM IN JUNE 2022!

All tickets purchased through Front Gate Tickets will be refunded in as little as 30 days to the original method of payment.”

2021 Rock In Rio Festivals Cancelled

The 2021 Rock In Rio festivals in Lisbon, Portugal and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil have officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Brazilian event is scheduled to return on September 2-4 and September 8-11, 2022, while the Portuguese event is scheduled to return on June 18-19 and June 25-26, 2022.

Organizers issued the following [translation via Facebook]:

“Spring 2021 will be different from the one we are used to. At that moment, we would begin to assemble the entire life-bringing structure of Rock City. However, following all recent events, and based on the indefinitions of the current world scene due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we report that the next Rock in Rio will happen in September 2022.

This change has only one goal: to preserve the health of our audience, artists and teams performing in Rock City.

For us, the festival is a time of joy and celebration. We continue working full steam to perform the best Rock in Rio ever, filled with unforgettable experiences and historic performances.

Therefore, you can already note the new official dates on the agenda: September 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2022.

A thank you to everyone joining us in hopes, building a Better World and looking forward to the next meeting.

Sales scheduled for the 09/03th will no longer be happening and soon we will bring new information about the sale of Rock in Rio Card for 2022 and the attractions that will be present at the line-up!”

2021 UK Download Festival Officially Cancelled

The 2021 UK Download Festival has officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is scheduled to return on June 10-12, 2022 with KISS, Iron Maiden, and Biffy Clyro set to headline.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“We can confirm that Download Festival will no longer be taking place this year. But we do have exciting news for 2022.

We never gave up hope of bringing the festival back to Donington this June and had been working so hard behind the scenes to make this happen, but we now know it’s not possible. We’re heartbroken for everyone in the Download family, from artists to supplier and of course our passionate Download fans.

We’ll be back on 10th-12th June 2022, as strong as ever, with an amazing set of headliners — KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the NHS for their extraordinary efforts in rolling out the vaccine, as well as thanking all of you for your patience and for keeping the spirit of Download alive until we can be together again.

You are very welcome to retain your ticket and carry it over to next year. Alternatively, you will be able to receive a refund from your ticket agent. Look out for an email from them very soon and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 5 days as they are very busy at this time.

Horns up. We’ll see you in 2022.

Team Download”.

2021 Hellfest Open Air Festival Officially Cancelled

The Hellfest Open Air Festival in Clisson, France has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is set to return on June 17-19, 2022.

Organizers issued the following statement:


We hoped for the best but the worst is coming. The uncertainties about the health situation and the latest government regulations are forcing us to cancel the 2021 edition of the Hellfest Festival next june (18th, 19th and 20th).

Thanks to your support the last few weeks, both the public opinion and the media were alerted about the critical situation of our industry (like many others). The Government reacted quickly and organized meetings with members of the Ministry of Culture and other French Festivals in order to explain the situation and to ask for answers regarding the organization of summer festivals.

In a “final” meeting on Thursday, the 18th of February, the verdict was returned. Summer festivals will be allowed under drastic conditions : 5,000 seated people and social distancing. These requirements make the organization of our 2021 festival imposible and force us to postpone once again our anniversary edition. We do not wish to blame the government. We are well aware that the health situation requires everyone to be cautious. However, these measures are more or less the same as last year resulting in a “dead summer” for the festivals and culture in general.

A year has passed since the outbreak of the epidemic and it seems that little has been done for a return to a “normal life” despite a greater knowledge of the disease, the vaccinations, the tests … We asked for answers, we had them… We obviously cannot be happy about those restrictions, which goes against the Rock’n’Roll experience we want to offer to our festival-goers. A festival should be a place of freedom, where social interactions and spirit of celebration cannot be sacrificed.

We cannot imagine the Hellfest festival with 5,000 festival-goers drawn out of the 60,000 3-day pass holders, seated and distanced. It is a heresy. Unfortunately, through this decision and new regulations, we see once again that musical aesthetics appreciated by young people are going to be hit hard next summer.

Unlike other festivals, we make the hard choice not to accept these overly restrictive rules. It would go against the very DNA of the festival. We owe our festival-goers consistency in the project we want to offer them and for which they have agreed to pay a high price. Hellfest was born out of a desire to gather all the “extreme” music lovers together in communion and a spirit of celebration. Living with the virus shouldn’t be giving up what makes us happy.

The future of Hellfest is compromised and once again it is your trust and solidarity that will get us through this storm.

As we offered last year, you can keep your 3-day or 1-day pass purchased in 2020 in a safe place. This pass will be valid for the 2022 edition, which will be held on June 17th, 18th and 19th 2022. You don’t have to do anything, just keep your ticket safely.

By keeping your ticket, you will support Hellfest Productions for the preparation of its future edition in 2022. A year which will fulfill our desire to live these great moments together!

We are aware that in this economic crisis, this financial effort will be too important for some of you. Which is why a reimbursement solution will also be offered. We will get back to you shortly about the terms of reimbursement, including the specifics of the different transport packages (train, bus, etc.). Until then, you can also use our partner’s website Ticketswap to safely resell your ticket to another festival goer. You will not only support the festival but make somebody happy.

This hard blow did not bring us down, and believe us, we need a lot more to overcome our desire to come back stronger. After two years of absence, we will be “physically” back next year to offer a Hellfest festival that will meet all your expectations. There is no doubt that it will be an historic moment of reunion of all our fans, the artists and our teams!

In the meantime, we are already working on a way to be there this summer. Many surprises (including one in particular …) are to be expected next June… so stay tuned!

We could not finish this new (sic) cancellation announcement without having a thought for all our employees, technicians, volunteers, artists, contractors, sponsors and partners who will suffer another year from the cancellation of Hellfest. We are not alone in this storm and our motivation and desire to offer you a show worthy of this too long wait are stronger than ever.

Stay Safe, Stay Strong
Hellfest Crew”

2021 Coachella Festival Cancelled

The Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival has been cancelled once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which was set to take place in April, was expected to feature the lineup from the cancelled 2020 edition of the festival. That event was supposed to feature Rage Against The Machine, Code Orange, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, The Hu, Yungblud, and more. Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser commented:

“Due to the pandemic, Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser today (Jan. 29) signed a public health order canceling Coachella Valley Music and Arts, Stagecoach Country Music festivals planned for April 2021. We look forward to when the events may return. http://ow.ly/TbRu50DmouQ

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”