GOTHIC METAL PALACE Festival Organizers Explain Cancellation

The Gothic Metal Palace festival, which was scheduled to take place June 20-21 in Zuidlaren, The Netherlands, has been officially cancelled.

The organizers' statement regarding the cancellation reads as follows:

"In spite of all our efforts to make this festival happen we simply cannot go through with it. We tried everything we could with many commercials and live broadcasting on several national radio stations, ads in several newspapers and magazines and on websites, promotion over the Internet and so on. Nevertheless, no more then 700 tickets are sold and that is far to little to make this happen.

"We are very sorry that we have to cancel. This is so awful for you, for the bands and for all the people involved. For us it means one year of hard work with this result.

"We really hope you understand that untill today we did everything we could. Of course your tickets will be refunded. We will inform you this week about that."

Gothic Metal Palace festival billing was as follows:

June 20:

EPICA (NL)
AUTUMN (NL)
NOVEMBRE (IT)
EYES OF EDEN (DE)
IAN PARRY (NL)
ELEXORIEN (NL)
SEPHYROS (NL)

June 21:

WITHIN TEMPTATION (NL)
DELAIN (NL)
KRYPTERIA (DE)
NEMESEA (NL)
SIRENIA (NO)
VALKYRE (BE)
A NEW DAWN (NL)
RATTLESNAKESHAKE (NL)

(Thanks: Metal-Experience.com)

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