Australia's Download Festival was canceled as artists announced their withdrawal, citing the global coronavirus concerns.
Australia’s Download Festival was canceled as artists announced their withdrawal, citing the global coronavirus concerns.
Following the cancellation of their shows in Japan on Thursday, Download Festival headline act My Chemical Romance announced they would be postponing their performances in Australia and New Zealand.
“It is with heavy hearts that we have decided to postpone our performances in Australia and New Zealand,” My Chemical Romance said in a statement posted on Download Festival site.
“We felt this was the right decision for our fans, our band, our crew, and our families given the current global situation,” the band said. “We apologize to our fans, but please know that we didn’t come to this decision lightly. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to being with you all again as soon as we can.”
“Given that this announcement has come barely 8 days prior to Download Australia we will not be able to secure an alternative headliner as there is insufficient time to secure visas and arrange the other relevant logistics that are required prior to the festival,” the Download Festival explained.
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