Holland's THE GATHERING have incredibly seen three of their scheduled festival appearances cancelled for reasons that were entirely beyond the band's control. Here's the group's latest statement on the matter:"First of all, the promoter of the festival in Crete has advised us that they cannot proceed with the booking of THE GATHERING for their festival on 17th August. The reason given is that the production and infrastructure costs have gone way over budget and will not be able to pay the artists, unless they make some cuts to the proposed bill.
Secondly, the festival in Moscow on the weekend of 24th & 25th August has been completely cancelled. The city authorities originally refused to grant a license for the proposed open air festival. The promoter then moved the event to an inside venue. However, his main sponsors then withdrew their financial support and he was not able to secure alternative sponsors.
"Finally, the proposed festival in Vicenza, Italy on 15th September has also been cancelled, due to lack of sponsorship."