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Metal festival Hammersonic 2020 postponed over COVID-19 concerns

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, March 5, 2020  /  02:41 pm
Metal festival Hammersonic 2020 postponed over COVID-19 concerns

Established in 2012, the annual Hammersonic festival is considered one of the biggest metal and rock festivals in Southeast Asia. (Hammersonic/File)

Metal music festival Hammersonic 2020 has announced that it will reschedule the event to Jan. 15-17, 2021, due to COVID-19 concerns.

The festival was initially set to be held from March 27 to 28 at Carnaval Beach in Ancol, North Jakarta, with a lineup that included Black Flag and Slipknot.

Hammersonic promoter Ravel Entertainment announced on Instagram on Thursday that it had made the decision alongside other parties involved, including the musicians.

“As we cannot see when the outbreak will end, we intend to support any government regulation to maintain our wellbeing," the post read.

"On behalf of every artist and party in the Hammersonic festival, we apologize for any inconvenience."

Read also: Lacuna Coil, Vulvodynia cancel acts at upcoming Hammersonic 2020

The promoter added that the 2021 Hammersonic will feature the same lineup, with the addition of three headliners and two coheadliners that will be announced later.  

Purchased tickets will remain valid for the new date, while a new price will be applied for new tickets due to the additional lineup.

More information is available on +62877-3836-0920 (WhatsApp).

On Tuesday, Ravel Entertainment announced that metal bands Lacuna Coil of Italy and Vulvodynia of South Africa had canceled their performances at the upcoming festival following travel bans from their respective countries.

Hammersonic was first held in 2012 and is considered one of the biggest metal and rock festivals in Southeast Asia.

International groups that have graced its stage include Bullet for My Valentine, Hatebreed, Morbid Angel, Lamb of God, Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Gorgoroth and Megadeth. (wir/wng)

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