Aftershock 2020 NOT Canceled; October Dates Holding!
While most every music festival has canceled or postponed their 2020 lineup to 2021, Aftershock 2020 October dates still holding according to creator Danny Wimmer. Read on for more details…
CelebNMusic247.com reports that 2020 has been a BUST for all music festivals since the coronavirus pandemic has spread like a wildfire around the world and there is no sign of it slowing unless we all keep social distancing.
This is why ALL music festivals have postponed or canceled. Most artists have also pulled out of their tours, venue appearances and festival for their own safety as well. Let’s be honest some of these rock stars are in their 50’s and 60s, unlike their many young fans that will be pressed up against each other watching the bands.
Despite the problem with social distancing at music festivals, the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento is standing strong with the dates still locked in; October 9th-11th.
Aftershock 2020 was originally featuring Metallica as the Headliner for each of the three nights with different sets each night. Now, Metallica will only be performing two nights and My Chemical Romance will close out night three.
We love Metallica, but we cannot wait to see My Chemical Romance again. It’s been years and they put on one hell of a show. Metallica is awesome as well so if you’ve never seen them, you have too.
We hear at CelebNMusic247.com has seen Metallica dating all the way back to their first appearance at Day on the Green when James Hetfield said: “We are not glam rock, we are REAL ROCK and ROLL!”
Currently, Aftershock 2020 features two nights of Metallica, and one night with newly reunited My Chemical Romance, these two bands still say that they’re “all in,” if the show continues as planned. The headliners were released early this year as excitement for the festival increased.
As the situation remains sensitive, the festival has kept quiet about the remaining lineup.
What Danny Wimmer is saying about Aftershock:
Danny Wimmer, the head of the Aftershock Festival, talked with Pat Martin on local Sacramento radio station 98 Rock earlier this month about the future of the festival and live music.
We want to make sure that those who can make it in their tour route can travel. We might be all good to go here in California, but the rest of the world may still be unable to travel.
And as far as the situation goes, there is no solid timeline, and no one knows for sure whether or not the festival will be canceled. Although all tickets have been sold out for the last month, hypothetically, things are all set to go as planned unless told otherwise.
We are fighting for it, but we will not do anything at the expense of the consumer’s safety. We are working hard to make this show happen, but if it doesn’t, we are ensuring that fans can get a full refund or will be ‘locked in’ for 2021.
Even though the festival plans have been met with persistence, the event host was sensitive to consumers who are worried about their safety and/or are no longer able to attend due to financial reasons. The website was updated to provide a ticket exchange and selling program through a reliable third party called Lyte. The tickets are still in demand, surprisingly, even in the middle of a pandemic. Fans who want to attend are hopeful for the festival’s future.
We will keep you posted if Aftershock 2020 gets postponed…