Three of May’s big rock festivals — Epicenter in Concord, North Carolina, Welcome to Rockville in Daytoya Beach, Florida and Sonic Temple in Columbus Ohio — have all been canceled.
Promoter Danny Wimmer Presents issued a statement saying, “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!” All fans will get full refunds for their passes.
Two of the festivals — Epicenter and Welcome to Rockville — were to feature two headlining sets from Metallica. The group has now re-joined the lineup for another Danny Wimmer Presents event, Louder Than Life in Louisville, Kentucky. They’ll headline a newly added opening night of Thursday, September 17th. Last month Metallica bowed out of the festival when their sets conflicted with one of James Hetfield’s sobriety weekends as part of his recovery.
Metallica have also announced that their South American dates are moving from next month to December.