Desertfest 2015, set to take place on October 9-11 in Antwerp – Belgium, has announced a cancellation and new bands for the festival line-up:
We have to start off this announcement with some very unfortunate news:
MELVINS will not be playing the 2015 edition of Desertfest Belgium. The band was forced to cancel their appearance at the festival due to an exclusivity contract for their shows at the 2015 Incubate festival in Tilburg. This fact unfortunately only surfaced after our public announcement had been made. We have tried to negotiate a deal that would be satisfactory for both events, but to no avail. Desertfest Belgium has no choice but to accept there will be no Melvins at our 2015 edition.
We want to stress that we at Desertfest were not made aware of this exclusivity deal at the time the booking was confirmed. Please understand that the band also has no choice in the matter.
We can only offer you our sincere apologies, and we hope we have your understanding and support in this most unfortunate turn of events. But in the case this makes you reconsider your purchase of an early bird ticket, we want to offer our supporters the chance to demand a refund. Tickets will be refunded for two weeks on from today (until 27/7), contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Furthermore, Festival organizers announce new confirmed bands for DesertFest 2015: UFOMAMMUT, VALIENT THORR, CARLTON MELTON, CAUSA SUI, CHILD, WHEEL OF SMOKE
Check out the complete line-up, so far: http://www.desertfest.be/line-up