The Press Release:
Even heavier and blacker than usual, we have to announce that Tuska 2021 will be cancelled due to coronavirus. The pain-sized festival is not erected at the turn of the hand, but the time of preparation is measured in months and even years. We want to offer the best possible festival experience for Tuska visitors from all lawsuits: from technical implementation to music and from food supply to side program plus everything else. Now comes the time that we could organize a festival that matches our expectations and the audience. So called. the amount of fox is high. We would have liked to have wagged our hair this summer in Suvilahti with you.
The sun is shining into this catacomb: Tuska’s 2022 planning has begun and the artists have a very strong urge to play, so we believe that the program will turn out very interesting. Next time the Tuska festival will be celebrated in Suvilahti, Helsinki on 1.- 3.7.2022, and three days tickets are on sale. Tickets are sold by 2022, 2022, and 2021: https://www.tuska.fi/liput Tickets purchased for the 2020 and 2021 Tuska Festival are eligible for 2022 as such. The best thing a Tuska visitor can do to support the event is to use the purchased festival ticket next year. If you wish, you can also return the ticket to the place of purchase by 31.8.2021 Ticket stores will be contacted by email to customers who bought tickets as soon as possible. This is how it went, but your fist is up – we hope you’ll be there! ✊ Continue reading Perkele! Tuska Open Air Festival 2021 Is Cancelled→
Maybe this news surprises you and maybe it doesn’t. Whatever the case might be, the annual Download Festival which takes place in the legendary Donington Park has been cancelled. This follows the recently announced cancellation of the Hellfest Open Air Festival which is documented HERE in case you missed it.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve pointed out that I don’t get to any of the festivals across the pond but since its a longtime desire of ours to do when we hit the lottery I figured its best to keep our readers around the world up to speed. Where you planning on attending this mega-event? Does the news disappoint or even surprise you at this stage of the Coronavirus Pandemic? Chime in down below and be sure to stay tuned to the websites of the outlets you follow and their social networks (like ours of course) because I have a feeling that many more announcements of this kind will be par for the course despite anyone’s original plans for 2021. See you next time and please continue to be safe out there in the mix.
Hellbangers, 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. Continue reading Festival Down: The Hellfest Open Air Festival For 2021 Is Cancelled→
Based on the current state of affairs with the still rampant, and now mutating Coronavirus; the cancellations for the 2021 Entertainment Year are begin to increase. This announcement addresses the annual Maryland Deathfest which was hoping to take place this coming May. This is not a possibility at all with the increase in infection and the lack of a proper system in getting people vaccinated. Read on.
The Press Release:
MDF XVIII has been rescheduled again until 2022! The new dates are May 26-29, 2022. There is an overload of information in this post, so please take a few minutes to read it all, as it will likely address most of the questions and concerns you may have.
At this point, we don’t think it’s necessary to go into great detail about why we had to reschedule the festival again. We’ve been updating you about this possibility for months, so we assume that most of you were expecting this news to be dropped. There is simply no chance that the festival can be staged in its proper form with the majority of the bands (or fans, for that matter) being able to even show up in a short 4 months. It is pretty clear that most, if not all of 2021, is needed for the world to sort itself out to the point that we can enjoy live events again. Continue reading Breaking: Maryland Deathfest 2021 Postponed Until 2022→
Due to ongoing restrictions regarding social gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ProgPower USA XXI has been postponed. The festival will return to Center Stage in Atlanta, September 8-11, 2021. Refunds for all four days will be available for the next thirty (30) days. Tickets will automatically transfer to the new dates after that. Any refunded tickets will immediately be placed back on sale for the sold-out event.
ProgPower USA promoters have worked hard over the past several weeks to ensure there is minimal roster disruption next year. We are pleased to announce 19 of 21 bands across all four days have confirmed their participation in 2021. For further details regarding the serious financial implications of the postponement, roster change details, and the possible effect on the future of the festival, please view a video message from promoter, Glenn Harveston. Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding during this trying time for everyone.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Part of me feels that 2020 is over because touring event cancellations are no longer new news based on the continuing issues surrounding mass assembly and the still in progress viral outbreak. I continue to post updates about these happenings being cancelled or postponed for the year because the readership needs to be kept in the know and especially if they need the hard-earned expended funds back during this time. I know that I am close to being cash-strapped myself because of this mess and hope that all of our friends out there are being smart and staying careful. I look forward to seeing everyone in healthier times and I extend a virtual high-five to you all and raise the horns in your direction while sporting a protective mask. See you next time. Good luck to all those involved with the PPUSA event. We really hope to attend one of these days.