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This Just In: ProgPower USA XXI Postponed due to COVID-19

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The Statement:
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.

Official Website: http://progpowerusa.com/

Inkcarceration Festival Announces Cancellation Of 2020 Summer Event

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Sadly, cancellation announcements are no longer a new piece of news based on the continued Coronavirus Pandemic. As we mentioned in our original announcment about said festival (seen HERE for the curious), this was something we had interest in but were not planning on attending based on the logistics of it all. Read on down below the once again included poster of artists for the full press release from their side of the fence.

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The Press Release:
Inkcarceration Festival is saddened to announce the cancellation of this year’s festival, originally scheduled for July 10-12, 2020 at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH. The cancellation comes with this statement from the festival organizers:

“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.
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Wacken Open Air 2020 Announces Ticket Refund Options

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The Press Release:
The promoters of the Wacken Open Air are currently informing the holders of tickets for this year’s cancelled festival editon about the refunding process which will start in the next few days. Ticket holders will be offered several options in order to enable them to find the best possible solution according to their personal circumstance.

It is important to note that all tickets will be refunded. Those who have purchased their tickets officially through Metaltix will receive an email with a personalised link which leads to a reimbursement form. This form must be used in order to receive one of the refund options. All those who did not buy their ticket via Metaltix should contact the original buyer first or in case this is not applicable write to tickets@wacken.com. Customers are kindly asked to complete and send their forms before the 20th of May 2020 in order to speed up the process. Further information about all options regarding the refunding of tickets can be found in the online FAQ at the link HERE.
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Danny Wimmer Presents Regretfully Announces Cancellation Of Spring Festivals

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The Press Release:
Festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents has released the following update about their 2020 music festivals:

There are no pre-existing guidelines for what festivals should be doing during this unprecedented time. Like the rest of the music industry, we continue to assess new information and make the best-educated decisions possible. We know you have been anxious for updates from us and we are at a point where we can answer many of your questions about how each of our festivals may be affected by COVID-19.

We are crushed to say that Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville and Sonic Temple are being canceled due to the governmental restrictions on mass gatherings. We respect these directives and recognize they are in the best interest of the greater good, as well as the health and safety of our fans, musicians, partners, and staff. Before accepting this fate, we worked really hard to try to reschedule the festivals. Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts, venue availabilities and a number of other factors out of our control made postponing impossible. Make no mistake, each of these festivals will return in May 2021 bigger and stronger than ever!
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Cruel World Festival Announces Full Lineup

I’ve joked how Tuesday isn’t just for tacos anymore and now offers up a number of concert and festival announcements. If you don’t believe me just refer to the news that came from the Deftones and Wardruna who have revealed their touring plans. Now while we are fixated on the NYC territory and don’t get too much out of it, when an event like this “Cruel World Festival” gets announced you have to help share the news. Take a look at the poster and a clearer visual of the lineup.

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The Press Release:
Today, Goldenvoice announced Cruel World taking place Saturday, May 2 at The Grounds at Dignity Health Sports Park in Los Angeles, California. This one-day-only event will feature performances by Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo, The Psychedelic Furs, Echo & The Bunnymen, Violent Femmes and many more. Fans can access the Cruel World Fest presale code via the website, giving them early access to tickets. Register now with a valid (US/CAN) mobile number to receive a presale code and the link to buy tickets before they go on sale. The presale begins Thursday, February 13 at 12:00 PM pacific time.
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