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:

“Hello!

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

2020 Louder Than Life Festival Cancelled

The 2020 Louder Than Life Festival has officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will return next year.

The following statement was issued:

“In our heart of ours we hoped and prayed that COVID-19 would not prevent us from having the 2020 Louisville Trifesta. In what feels like a repetitive bad dream, we now have to announce that ‘Hometown Rising‘, ‘Louder Than Life‘ and ‘Bourbon & Beyond” festivals, held at Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, are being cancelled for 2020. We are working really hard to bring as much of our 2020 lineups back to 2021.

Even though the festivals are not until September, the advanced planning realities of producing three back-to-back-to-back events have necessitated that a decision be made sooner than later. Our decision also conforms with the advice of health officials.

As without other cancelled events, we will be offering full refunds to our fans. All purchasers (including transfers from ‘Welcome To Rockville‘, ‘Sonic Temple‘ and ‘Epicenter‘) will be notified of their options and procedures via email next week.

We are truly heartbroken it has come to this. We want to thank you for your patience, support and loyalty. We hope you are staying safe as well as physically and mentally well. We are blessed to have such an amazing Festival Family, and together, as a community, we will get through this.

With Love,
Team DWP”

2020 Gathering Of The Juggalos Cancelled

Insane Clown Posse have cancelled the 2020 Gathering Of The Juggalos due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will return next year.

Insane Clown Posse issued the following statement:

“Psychopathic Records and the Insane Clown Posse LIVE for the Juggalo family! For 20 consecutive years, the Gathering of the Juggalos has been the biggest family reunion on the planet, generating untold levels of freshness for thousands and thousands of attending Juggalos from all walks of life, all around the world. With the global pandemic that is now affecting us all, we are dedicated first and foremost to the safety and health of our family.

That said, at this juncture, it is with a heavy heart we announce that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have no choice but to postpone the Gathering until next year. This is not only a call we had to make but one that the owners of the Nelson Ledges Quarry Park (where the Gathering was to take place) regrettably had to make as well.

With tens of thousands of deaths due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we can’t possibly in good conscience even consider trying to put on a Gathering during these difficult times. Aside from the serious health concerns, there are numerous other factors that have destroyed any possibility of the Gathering taking place this year.

The entire music industry is at a dead halt due to the quarantine, and this, along with the uncertainty of how things will eventually pan out, has made it impossible to move forward with a 2020 GOTJ. That aside, the bottom line is simply that we REFUSE to risk even ONE Juggalo life by hosting a Gathering during these troubling times.

In closing, we want everyone to head the words of Fred Fury and Flip The Rat: “BE SAFE: Watch your step and take it easy. You can’t replace what you mean to our team. Without you, tell me where the fuck we’d be?”

We will endure this together as a Family, and the Gathering Of The Juggalos will return in 2021, stronger, bigger, and better than ever! Whoop Whoop!”

2020 Graspop Metal Meeting Festival Cancelled

The 2020 Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Dessel, Belgium has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will make its return next year.

Organizers commented:

“The Belgian government has just announced new measures: there are to be no mass gatherings in Belgium until the end of August 2020. We have done everything we could to make sure that Graspop Metal Meeting could go ahead this year, so it is with deep regret that we inform you that the 25th edition of GMM has now been postponed until 2021. It was a very difficult decision.

In 2021 we will be back with a vengeance to celebrate GMM’s 25th anniversary from 17 to 20 June 2021. Every effort will be made to include as many of the bands from the #GMM20 line-up in the #GMM21 line-up as possible. The full line-up will be announced at a later date.

We are working closely with our ticketing partner to contact everyone as soon as possible. More info is to follow soon. We are doing everything in our power to come up with a suitable solution for all festival-goers within the shortest possible time frame so please bear with us.

Stay metal, stay safe and take care!”