The official Facebook page of Metaldays festival has just issued a statement that this year’s edition of the mentioned festival will be postponed due to the decision of Slovenian government to extend the prohibition of any mass gatherings, and live events until further notice.
For more details of this sad, and ungrateful news, we bring you the complete announcement written by the Metaldays crew as follows:
Dear MetalDays visitors,
Slovenian government decided that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, mass gatherings and live events ban in Slovenia from 12.03.2020 will be extended until further notice.
Based on Slovenia’s government decision as well as the statement that we received from the National Institute for Public health (NIJZ) we are left with no choice but to cancel MetalDays 2020.
MetalDays team has been working intensively on the 2020 edition and all of us are bitterly disappointed for not being able to enjoy MetalDays 2020 together with you. This cancelation affects us heavily (mentally and financially) and we will need some time to recover and reorganize. This is a real blow for our company, all the artists in the music industry, the whole Posočje region as well as for our subcontractors, volunteers and complete festival crew and their families.
Nevertheless, we support the decision of the Slovenian government in this difficult situation. Your health and safety are our top priorities, and our responsibility as promoters is a reason more to follow the instructions and guidelines.
MetalDays 2021 and options for your already purchased tickets.
We will let you know about postponed dates for MetalDays 2020 as soon as we have made our decision, which will be based on discussions with all the agents/management/artists, and with all related festivals in the same time frame as ours. We hope to be able to give you more information about dates and line up very soon. We are doing everything in our power to come up with a suitable solution for all festival-goers within the shortest possible time frame.
We are asking for a little bit of patience whilst we work through this.
We thank you for your trust during these difficult times.
These are very hard words to read for any metalhead that was planning to enjoy his/her summer by the beautiful sights next to the river of Soča, but everyone of us needs to stay healthy, both physically, and mentally for the sake of our future which will be full of great metal festivals and shows, as soon as humanity proclaims victory against this disease.
Until more news about this particular matter – Stay at home, stay safe, and stay heavy!