Chain Fest Rescheduled For 2021

This year’s Chain Fest has been postponed once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA on May 29, 2021. The previously announced lineup includes: Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive (performing “Blue Sky Noise” set), Saves The Day (performing “Through Being Cool” set), Anberlin, Glassjaw (performing “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence” set), Cartel (performing “Chroma” set), and Acceptance.

2020 Fire In The Mountains Festival Postponed To 2021

This year’s Fire In The Mountains festival in Moran, WY has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place on July 23-25, 2021.

Organizers commented:

“To the Fire In The Mountains Family –

As the team behind this event, we too have been paying close attention to the ever-evolving presence and impact of COVID-19 in the world at large, and all of the changes and concerns that have come along with it.

As we have monitored all of this, with regular discussion among ourselves, our friends and our artists, it started to become clear over time that postponing the event was the only responsible option. Since that time we have been working diligently to get our ducks in a row on rescheduling.

This event is a passion project of ours, and it revolves around the community it brings. As such, the safety of that community – our attendees, performers, staff and neighbors will always come first. With all of the uncertainty around this very real threat, we would want neither to risk the safety of our people, nor to exclude those who didn’t feel comfortable making the trip out in the current climate.

While postponing the event comes with a heavy heart, as it has been seeing so many other events, artists and businesses that we appreciate being affected, we are very glad to say we are still going to hold this edition of Fire In The Mountains.

Fire In The Mountains will now take place on July 23-25 2021. It will still be held at our beautiful location at Heart Six Ranch, in the Teton Wilderness. Ivar Bjornson has remained on board to Guest Curate the event and present his showcase “On Wings Over Utgard”, and Enslaved is still coming to headline the event.

From what we have seen in our communications thus far it looks like most, if not all, of the original lineup will follow suit as well – as well as all of our esteemed workshop presenters (even a few we hadn’t gotten to announce just yet 😉 ).

All tickets purchased, as well as any add-ons or accommodations booked through us at http://www.fitmfest.com will be fully honored for the rescheduled event, and ticket holders will not need to do anything to retain their tickets.

We appreciate the support of all of our ticketholders now more than ever, as we had already invested heavily into the planned event for this summer when things started to change. Any ticketholders with questions or concerns can certainly reach out to us at info@fitmfest.com .

While we are saddened to see the event postponed, we are so happy to still be bringing this thing to life. We will all be in need of an escape when this is all over, and we now look forward to this more than ever.

Everyone please, stay safe, stay healthy, consider the safety of those around you. We can all work to get past this, and when we do, we will see you in the Mountains.

To 2021!

Sincerely,

Fire In The Mountains Team”

2020 Psycho Las Vegas Postponed To 2021

This year’s Psycho Las Vegas festival has been postponed to August 19-22, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers commented:

“Attention current and future ticket holders: Gambling is in our blood but we can’t roll the dice on this one–Psycho Swim and Psycho Las Vegas have been rescheduled to August 19-22, 2021. Nearly all bands have signed on for the new dates but we are awaiting confirmation from one final artist before presenting our updated lineup. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience. Once our updated lineup is announced, refunds will be available for anyone who can’t join us in 2021, and hotel rooms purchased through the Fan Block will be automatically refunded. For more information, please visit our Festival FAQ.”

2020 Black N Blue Bowl Postponed To September

The 2020 Black N Blue Bowl has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place at the Monarch Theatre in Brooklyn, NY on September 5-6. Here’s the daily lineups:

September 5: Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, Murphys Law, Crown Of Thornz, Subzero, Combust, Restraining Order, The Fight, Rule Them All, and Apparition.

September 6: Gorilla Biscuits, Burn, Madball, Shutdown, Death Threat, No Redeeming Social Value, Killer Of Sheep, One Choice, Survivalist, Mutually Assured Destruction, and Silence Equals Death.

2020 Hellfest Open Air Festival Cancelled, Organizers Enter Into Dispute With Insurance Company

The 2020 Hellfest Open Air festival in Clisson, France has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will return on June 18-20, 2021. With this news, the festival’s organizers have also revealed that they have entered into a dispute with their insurance company after being told that they were not covered for this type of crisis.

Organizers said the following:

“Hellbangers,
The French authorities signed the end of the game. There will be no HELLFEST this year.

Over the past few days, many of you have been concerned about this 15th anniversary edition. You showed us your support in this unprecedented situation that hits us full in the face so badly. Just like you, we believed until the last minute that the festival could take place this year.

Unfortunately, in the face of this unprecedented situation, the Loire-Atlantique Prefecture and Ministry of Culture took the only reasonable decision, to ban the festival. The 2020 HELLFEST EDITION is therefore cancelled. We are supporting their decision and would like to thank them for their consideration and responsiveness towards our festival.

The longer the days went by, the more it seemed impossible to envisage a 2020 edition, guaranteeing a satisfactory organization and most important: your safety. Aware that the risk of contagion related to the Covid-19 will still be high in June, it would have been irresponsible and dangerous for us to allow tens of thousands of fans – shirtless and thirsty- to gather in such a restricted area.

The public authorities also told us that they are no longer able to guarantee the usual safety and rescue services (i.e. police unit, emergency units, medical support, etc) for any large gathering like ours.

With a heavy heart, we’ve come to the decision to postpone this 15th anniversary edition of Hellfest to June 18th,19th and 20th of 2021.

If you are in possession of a 3-Days Ticket or 1-Day Ticket for the 2020 edition, we offer you to keep your ticket for the 2021 edition, without any additional costs. You have nothing to do ! You will be send, as soon as possible, a new ticket valid for the 2021 edition of Hellfest!

If you do not wish or are unsure to participate in the 2021 edition, you have two choices :

Visit Ticketswap, the only official retailer of festival tickets that guarantees a secure transaction. No need to specify the tickets purchased by any other means will not be valid (Viagogo, Stubhub, etc.).

By choosing this option you will make a happy festival goer who was despaired not to come this year and our Association will be able to keep the value of the ticket to prepare the 2021 edition of Your festival.

Of course, and according to the law, a refund option will be offered in the coming days. We will come back to you about this once the solution is implemented, included for the specificities related to the different transport packages (train, bus, etc).
This is a real blow for our non-profit Association and to the entire territory.

Out of respect for you, the fans who made the festival what it is today, we want to be transparent about the impact this “forced” postponement will have.

As of today, the Hellfest Productions Association will have to face several difficulties. In contrast to other sectors (which will also be hard hit by a downturn in the economy over several months), our Association will financially lose a whole year.

The government measures, which we applaud, will not be enough to make up for the heavy losses we will have to face. Wages, general and promotional costs, bank depreciations are all incompressible costs that cannot be financed with a “blank year”.

Aware of the risks and its responsibility, Hellfest Productions Association has nevertheless taken care to take out insurance of type “all except” with the company named ALBINGIA, French insurance company located in Levallois Perret, for the modest amount of 175,000€.

Sum corresponding to the amount of the premium of the contract supposed to cover us of potential risks leading to a cancellation. The same insurance contract clearly stipulates that financial losses due to possible pandemics will be covered provided that the contract was signed before the outbreak and recognition of the pandemic by the French authorities or by the WHO. Our contract was signed on December 17, 2019, before the virus appears in China.

But here we are, our insurance company is demonstrating to those still doubting, that it is easier to pay insurance premiums rather than to obtain reparation for damages that we are supposed to be covered. Therefore, we were denied from ALBINGIA because this “type” of pandemic did not fit into our insurance policy.

We obviously contest this reading. For ALBINGIA, solidarity is for others, taking the risk of putting their policyholders in economic difficulties. Their reasoning is simple, take our contributions for a cancellation insurance YES, compensate us: NEVER. The idea?!

Playing with words and interpretations to start a trial which last for several years. Meanwhile, the company will keep the money we should be able to claim. This is the reason why we want to shed light today on these shameful practices especially in times like this.

Solidarity and commitments compliance should be the main concerns of insurers company.

In short, while we are waiting for a long procedure, only two words come to us for this specialized event and audiovisual insurance company: FUCK YOU!

Far from being a relief for us, this one-year postponement also puts in financial difficulties many actors, without whom the festival could not take place : intermittents, service providers, suppliers, partner associations, producers, artists, etc.

Some of them will be seriously affected by the loss of their activity, and we we would like to express our unwavering support to them. We will see you all in 2021, once these difficult times are over.

Despite these uncertain times, our motivation and our will are stronger than ever. Thanks to your support, to that of our partners (excepting the insurance one obviously …), to that of our volunteers, and all music lover in general, we will continue to wear the colors of the extreme music legacy, be sure!

All united to reunite soon !

Everywhere in France, calls for donations are multiplying to help healthcare workers directly affected by this tragedy. In the face of this situation, we couldn’t stay still.

As an unifying event of such a big community, Hellfest Productions wants to participate to the will but we also count on YOU !

We are launching an online fundraising fund to help and support Nantes University Hospital and donating 20,000€. This is the amount of the usual costs of our emergency doctors and units on the festival, protecting and taking care of you every year and who will not be solicited this year.

We invite you, right now and if you can, to donate to the « Hellfest For Health » in order to support medical research and our healthcare workers. You will show everyone that extreme music fans know how to unite and show solidarity and generosity towards those who are on the frontlines protecting us.

You will have over a year to perfect your headbanging. We will wait for you on June 18/19/20th, 2021 with even more impatience than usual! Until then, take care of yourself and your love ones and please, stay home.

We wish you all a pleasant confinement with the sound of saturated guitars! We will see you soon and will keep you up to date!

Hellfest crew”

2020 Rocklahoma Festival Postponed To 2021

This year’s Rocklahoma festival has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will return in 2021.

Organizers commented:

“This is tough. For thirteen straight years Rocklahoma has been America’s Biggest Memorial Day Party. Not being able to bring it to you for year fourteen breaks our hearts, but it is the right thing to do. At the direction of state and local authorities and federal guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we are so f’ing bummed to announce that Rocklahoma will be postponed to 2021.

We raise our glasses to you, our fans. Every single damn year you show up. You rock out in Pryor. You build a community of die-hard rock fans and open your doors to your neighbors in the campgrounds. We can’t wait to get to work on 2021 and deliver the best weekend possible to you.

All Rocklahoma 2020 pass holders who purchased passes through our official ticket provider, Elevate, will have the ability to transfer their pass to 2021 or receive a full refund. Pass holders will receive an email outlining the refund and transfer process on Wednesday, April 8. If you do not receive an email or have any questions, please contact Festival Ticketing Support by emailing support@festivalticketing.com. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 6:00PM CST.”

Roadburn Festival Postponed To 2021

The Roadburn Festival has officially been rescheduled after previously being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. That event will now take place on April 15-18, 2021 in Tilburg, NET.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“Dear Roadburners,

Firstly, we want to apologise for the lack of communication – we know you have questions and we’re doing our absolute best to get answers to you as soon as possible.

The next edition of Roadburn will take place 15-18 April, 2021. Tickets purchased for the 2020 edition will remain valid – you do not need to do anything at this time, just hold on to those tickets and show up next April. Our aim is to preserve as much of the line up as possible – we will be talking to bands over the coming weeks to re-confirm bookings, but things are looking positive on that front.

Tickets for the campsite and the night busses (i.e anything you bought direct, via 013.nl, Roadburn.com and Ticketmaster.nl) are also automatically transferred to April 2021 too.

We request just a little bit more patience for more detailed information. We know uncertainty is stressful, so we are working diligently to get you accurate information as quickly as possible, however, Roadburn is part of a complex industry that is in turmoil at the moment.

We are part of a huge group of organisations, venues and others who are awaiting guidance from the Dutch government as to how to proceed. These circumstances are unprecedented in a legal, financial and logistical sense for the whole entertainment industry.

As we said previously, this has been a heartbreaking decision for us, taken in the middle of some of the most uncertain times that the live music industry has seen. What we have put in place here is designed to protect and preserve Roadburn as a festival and ensure our ability to function going forward.

Whilst the rush to buy tickets on the day they go on sale has become a rite of passage for many, knowing that you’ve already got next year’s ticket in your pocket is hopefully a small silver lining!

– Walter, Becky, Peter van der Aalst (interim CEO 013 venue) & the whole Roadburn team.”

2020 M3 Rock Festival Rescheduled For September

The 2020 M3 Rock Festival has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on September 4-6. Organizers commented:

“The 2020 M3 Rock Festival, originally scheduled for May 1-3, is being rescheduled to Labor Day Weekend, September 4-6, 2020 due to the coronavirus. All tickets will be honored on the new dates, of course. Unfortunately Ratt and Tyketto will no longer be able to perform, but we are thrilled to announce the addition of Winger to the lineup and more will be announced! We can’t wait to rock with you this September! Stay safe and see you at Merriweather soon. Keep your eyes peeled for additional info from Ticketmaster about these new dates.”

Maryland Deathfest Postponed To 2021

The 2020 Maryland Deathfest has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place on May 27-30, 2021 in Baltimore, MD.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“Maryland Deathfest XVIII has been rescheduled!

The new dates for MDF XVIII are May 27-30, 2021.

As mentioned in previous posts, the goal was to retain at least 90% of the line-up, so we’re happy to say that this has been accomplished despite the incredibly short notice. As with every edition of MDF, we were really looking forward to this line-up and put a lot of time, energy and money into it, so we couldn’t fathom watching it all fall apart. By rescheduling to the same weekend next year, we were able to keep it all from falling apart.

Rescheduling the event to any other weekend in the year would have been much more challenging for us to overcome financially, and the line-up wouldn’t have looked anything like it does now. We needed more breathing space to overcome all of this, so rescheduling to next May was the only solution to give the festival a legitimate chance to stay alive.

As of now, there are only 2 bands, Cadaver and Necrophobic, that still need to give us a final answer about their availability to play on the new dates. We will save a space for both bands until we receive confirmation that they can play or not. If any of them can’t play, they will replaced. We’ll keep you updated on this in the coming weeks.

Death Strike and Prostitute Disfigurement are the only 2 bands that definitely can’t commit to the new dates, so replacements for them will be announced soon.

The rest of the line-up remains exactly the same, including day of show for all bands.

The pre-fest party on Wednesday at the Ottobar has also been rescheduled with the exact same line-up. The new date for the pre-fest is Wednesday, May 26th 2021.

All tickets remain valid for the new dates!

If you can hold on to your ticket for 2021, there is no better way to help us through this situation!

It is somewhat of a disaster for us to process refunds right now, keep the line-up pretty much identical, and have very few funds coming in for months to come. We aren’t making this situation all about our own challenges and understand that this pandemic is making it tough for many of you, but we do need to find a proper balance to handle immediate refund requests and not end up bankrupt at the same time. We will be able to process a fair amount of refunds now, but if the requests are excessive, we will need a bit more time to catch up and offset our losses before everyone can be made whole. We will work with everyone who writes, but there’s only so much we can handle in the immediate future.

If you absolutely cannot attend the new dates, you can request a refund by sending a message to our Facebook page or by e-mailing mdftickets@gmail.com

For those that were planning on getting tickets but didn’t because of the uncertainty over the last month, we will make tickets for MDF XVIII available again in 1-2 weeks. These sales will surely help us through this difficult time.

It feels pretty surreal that we just had to post this news. Of course it’s unfortunate that we all have to wait a year for this to finally transpire, but this decision will give MDF a much better chance to survive for years to come.

We hope to see you at MDF XVIII on the new dates!
In the meantime, stay safe and healthy!

Thursday, May 27th 2021
@ Rams Head Live:

Asthma Castle
Acid Witch
Coffins
Cough
Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in Concert. A Tribute to Lucio Fulci)
Warmask

Thursday, May 27th 2021
@ Soundstage:

Funerus
Limbsplitter
Putrid Pile
Skeletal Remains
Suffocation
+1 TBA

Friday, May 28th 2021
@ Rams Head Live:

Blaze of Perdition
Bloodbath
Graveyard
Massacre
Monstrosity
Onslaught
Panzerfaust
Phlebotomized
Spite

Friday, May 28th 2021
@ Soundstage:

ACxDC
Antichrist
At War
Blood Feast
Cloud Rat
Fistula
Fuck the Facts
Negative Approach
No/Mas
Vio-lence

Saturday, May 29th 2021
@ Rams Head Live:

Cancer
Cerebral Rot
Dismember
Imprecation
Impure
Nifelheim
Novembers Doom
Vircolac
+2 TBA

Saturday, May 29th 2021
@ Soundstage:

Backslider
Cadaveric Incubator
Flesh Parade
Haemorrhage
Holy Cost
Impaled
Malignant Altar
Napalm Raid
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench
Skitsystem
Throaat

Sunday, May 30th 2021
@ Rams Head Live:

Archgoat
Dark Fortress
Demilich
Necrofier
Nocturnus AD
Sacrilegia
Sacramentum
Valkyrja
+1 TBA

Sunday, May 30th 2021
@ Soundstage:

Birdflesh
Butcher ABC
Exhorder
Galvanizer
General Surgery
Nunslaughter
Shock Narcotic
Warfuck
Whoresnation
Zombie Assault”

2020 Chain Fest Rescheduled For October

The 2020 Chain Fest has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA on October 17. The previously announced lineup includes: Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive (performing “Blue Sky Noise” set), Saves The Day (performing “Through Being Cool” set), Anberlin, Glassjaw (performing “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence” set), Cartel (performing “Chroma” set), and Acceptance.