Download Festival UK canceled after coronavirus pandemic


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Download festival U.K. has now been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The three-day festival would take place from June 12-14 in Donnington Park, UK.

Participants were incredibly excited for this year’s party as it included headliner sets of System of a down, Iron virgin and KISS.

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Download Festival Australia has already been canceled on March 12 and the way they attributed the cancellation My chemical romance didn’t make the MCRmy very excited.

But the UK Download Festival simply implied that the cancellation is due to the state of the world due to the corona virus. Read the full statement below.

Download Festival will no longer take place this year

We have closed the monitoring of this unprecedented situation and it has become clear that it is simply not possible for the 2020 festival to continue. This decision has not been taken lightly and we are extremely disappointed, we sincerely apologize to all of you – we really tried to make this work.

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You can be sure that we will be back next year. Now, more than ever, we need the download spirit to thrive and provide support to those who need it most. We are committed to putting together a great lineup for you in 2021 and can’t wait to see you all. Thanks, as always, for your continued support.

We are now working closely with our ticket partners and they will be in touch very shortly to process your refund, or you can keep your ticket and carry it over to next year if you wish. Look out very quickly for an email from your ticket office and only contact them if you haven’t been contacted after 5 days as they are very busy right now. ”

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Other notable acts that would perform at the Download Festival this year included Korn, Disturbed, the reckless, Brides black veil, BABY METAL, the offspring and Killswitch Engage.

The coronavirus pandemic has essentially canceled all live shows and festivals in the near future. Aside from the music industry, the coronavirus has also affected the sports and film industries. Film releases are pushed back and production is halted. Whole sports tournaments and season are also canceled or postponed.

We are not sure when the world will recover from this, but we hope it will be soon.

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Earlier this month, My Chemical Romance fans were upset about the Download Festival Australias cancellation statement. They made sure it was known too. Ray Toro agreed to address the problem.

On March 12, MCR officially announced that they were delaying their AUS / NZ data due to coronavirus.

To our best friends—

“It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to postpone our performance in Australia and New Zealand. We felt this was the right decision for our fans, our band, our crew and our families given the current global situation. We apologize to our fans, but please know that we have not made this decision lightly. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to helping you again as soon as possible. In the meantime, be good for each other. My chemical romance.

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Download Festival Australia also shared the band’s statement on their site and wrote, “It is with great disappointment that we announce that My Chemical Romance will not be coming to Australia to play Download.”

Then the festival said they couldn’t get a new headliner. They said they would only cancel for 8 days. You can read their full statement below.


– Download Festival Australia (@DownloadFestAU) March 12, 2020

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As this announcement came just 8 days before Download Australia, we will not be able to secure an alternative headliner due to insufficient time to secure visas and arrange the other relevant logistics required prior to the festival.

Unable to deliver a full lineup that meets the standard Download fans expect and deserve, we reluctantly made the decision to cancel Download Australia 2020.

The download team has worked around the clock to create an unforgettable experience for heavy music fans and we are devastated that we cannot deliver this show to Australian downloaders as planned.

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We are currently working with both My Chemical Romance and Deftones to schedule separate headline shows in Australia in 2020 and will update you all as soon as we have them.

We are also working with a number of artists who have planned official download side shows to add headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne next week, stay tuned for these dates.

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Moshtix will contact account holders on Monday, March 16, with information about the refund process. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience. For questions regarding your purchase of a download ticket, please contact Moshtix directly

So that’s all old news, yesterday’s news. But if they have enough time, MCR fans are a little upset about the wording of Download Festival’s statement. Many think Download “casts a shadow” on My Chemical Romance because they only gave them eight days. Others believe that the festival should have been canceled anyway. They are happy that MCR had enough foresight to withdraw. View some responses below.

So anyway kudos to My Chemical Romance for having the decency to protect not only their fans, but also music fans across Australia and Fuck Festival to endanger their fans and get mad at MCR when they refused to join play.

– nella (@popgoesthenella) March 13, 2020

Download Festival Australia with their claim as MCR and give them ~ 8 days in advance ~ that they won’t be there, there is a diva movement when there is literally a global pandemic and everyone cancels everything, lol you tried.

– Tera (@TeraSArt) March 13, 2020

My favorite thing about Download blaming MCR for having to cancel the festival is that if there is one scapegoat everyone will get up to defend it’s MCR.

– Amanda the Pirate Jedi (@amandakshrum) March 13, 2020

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Seeing all these responses, MCR lead guitarist Ray Toro addressed the issue with his own statement. Toro responded to the Deftones post on Download, which also seemed to blame My Chemical Romance.

Toro’s tweet was a screenshot from an article about a group meeting. Toro has added the statement below.

Everyone knew this was coming. To put on a show right now would have been negligent by all of us. Sad that some of us couldn’t see that …

Everyone knew this was coming. To put on a show right now would have been negligent by all of us. Sad that some of us couldn’t see that …

– raytoro (@raytoro) March 13, 2020

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