“Fest 19” Postponed To 2021

This year’s edition of The Fest has been postponed to 2021. The event will be held in Gainesville, FL on October 29-31 and it will feature: Gorilla Biscuits, Frank Turner, The Menzingers, Sparta, Torche, Teenage Bottlerocket, Comeback Kid, Sheer Mag, War On Women, and more. Organizers issued the following statement:

“Fest 19 is being postponed to October 29, 30, 31, 2021. We know it has been a hard year for everyone so far, and we do not think it’s possible to safely hold a music festival anytime soon. Luckily we’ve confirmed a ton of bands for the new dates, and we got more coming still! If you bought a pass, hotel or merch; please lookout for an e-mail from Sarasvati with instructions on how to roll those over or get a refund. Please continue doing your part to push our leaders to protect people over profits, stand up for positive social change, and wear a mask! Thank you so much for your patience and we hope to see everyone at Fest 19 in 2021! Full details at: thefestfl.com

Impericon Festival Dates Rescheduled For April 2021

The Impericon Festivals have been postponed once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shows will now take place in April 2021 and the following artists will perform on select dates: As I Lay Dying, Eskimo Callboy, Bury Tomorrow, Thy Art Is Murder, Neaera, Lionheart, Your Demise (10th anniversary of “The Kids We Used To Be…”), Jinjer, Annisokay, Kaiba, Landmvrks, Watch Out Stampede, and Orbit Culture. Here’s the new dates:

04/02 Wien, AUT – Arena
04/03 Leipzig, GER – Messe Hall
04/04 Zurich, SWI – Xtra
04/10 Munich, GER – Zenith
04/11 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle

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”

Powerman 5000’s Spider One Calls Out Bands For Playing Upcoming “Herd Immunity Fest”, Nonpoint Drop Off

In unsurprising news, the upcoming “Herd Immunity Fest,” which is set to take place at The Q&Z Expo Center in Ringle, WI on July 16-18, has been generating some controversy, considering we are still in the middle of a pandemic. Among those who called out the event was Powerman 5000’s Spider One, who tweeted the following:

Nonpoint, who were scheduled to perform at the festival, also responded to Spider One saying that they dropped off:

Organizers have also addressed the backlash themselves by changing the name of the event:

“For the record the venues land can accommodate up to 10,000 occupancy. This is an OUTDOOR EVENT for 3 Days. We are only selling 20% of that so anyone has the choice and ability to social distance. The Festival is also not called “Herd Immunity” and the name no longer tied to any of our social media or promotion.”

Static-X, Nonpoint, Dope, Etc. Set For “Herd Immunity Fest”

A number of rock/metal acts will apparently be performing at a mini-festival in Ringle, WI next month. The event, which is being called “Herd Immunity Fest,” will take place at The Q&Z Expo Center on July 16-18 and the daily lineups can be found below:

July 16: Blacktop Mojo and Flaw.

July 17: Bobaflex, Royal Bliss, Thunderstruck (AC/DC tribute), ONE (Metallica tribute), and Saul.

July 18: Static-X, Nonpoint, Dope, Kaledio, and Versus Me.

Lineup Confirmed For 2021 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

The lineup has been confirmed for the 2021 Psycho Las Vegas festival. Most of the artists that were set for the cancelled 2020 edition have been rebooked for the event, which is set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on August 20-22, 2021.

Here’s the lineup:

– Danzig (performing “Danzig II: Lucifuge“)
– Mercyful Fate
– Emperor
– The Flaming Lips
– Blue Öyster Cult
– Down (performing “NOLA“)
– Mayhem
– Satyricon
– Obituary
– Warpaint
– Blonde Redhead
– HEALTH
– Watain
– Ulver
– Katatonia
– At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” 25th anniversary show)
– Poison The Well
– Paul Cauthen
– Amigo The Devil
– Exhorder
– Wolves In The Throne Room
– Thursday
– Pinback
– Zola Jesus
– Drab Majesty
– Boris
– Eyehategod
– Repulsion
– Immolation
– Midnight
– MGLA
– Windhand
– Cursive
– TSOL
– King Dude
– Pig Destroyer
– Brutus
– Profanatica
– Lower Dens
– Cult Of Fire
– Intronaut
– Boysetsfire
– Death By Stereo
– Curl Up And Die
– Adamantium
– This Will Destroy You
– Khemmis
– Mothership
– Guantanamo Baywatch
– Dengue Fever
– Kaelan Mikla
– Black Joe Lewis
– Fatso Jetson
– Wino
– Creeping Death
– Mephisofeles
– Frankie And The Witch Fingers
– Toke
– Foie Gras
– Flavor Crystals
– Silvertomb
– Lord Buffalo
– Warish
– Alms
– Bömbers
– Glacial Tomb
– Relaxer
– Black Sabbitch
– Hippie Death Cult
– Vaelmyst
– Mother Mercury
– “Two Minutes To Late Night”

Old Man Gloom, Elder, Polyrhythmics, Death Valley Girls, The Skull, Blackwater Holylight, Here Lies Man, and DJ Scott Seltzer will also perform during a “Psycho Swim” event at the Daylight Beach Club on August 19.

My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Etc. Set For 2021 Riot Fest

Riot Fest will not be taking place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the event will be returning to Douglas Park in Chicago, IL on September 16-19, 2021. Here’s the initial lineup: My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Pixies, Coheed And Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Sublime With Rome, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), Vic Mensa, The All-American Rejects, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Gogol Bordello, Circle Jerks, Thrice, Circa Survive, K.Flay, Toots And The Maytals, Jawbox, Les Savy Fav, Best Coast, Bayside, L7, Meg Myers, Pup, Mayday Parade, Fever 333, Living Colour, Big Freedia, SWMRS, Beach Bunny, Alex G, Thursday, Saves The Day, Don Broco, Joywave, Hepcat, Fishbone, Boston Manor, The Sounds, White Lung, Kennyhoopla, Beach Goons, Meet Me @ The Altar, Radkey, Holy Fawn, and Chubby And The Gang.

Disturbed & Staind Confirmed For 2021 Upheaval Festival

The inaugural Upheaval Festival in Grand Rapids, MI has been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place on July 16-17, 2021 with Disturbed and Staind still set to headline.

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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 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”