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Epicenter, Welcome to Rockville and Sonic Temple festival have all been officially canceled.

In a statement from promoter Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP),”We are crushed to say that Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville and Sonic Temple are being canceled due to the governmental restrictions on mass gatherings.  We respect these directives and recognize they are in the best interest of the greater good, as well as the health and safety of our fans, musicians, partners, and staff.  Before accepting this fate, we worked really hard to try to reschedule the festivals. Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts, venue availabilities and a number of other factors out of our control made postponing impossible.  Make no mistake, each of these festivals will return in May 2021 bigger and stronger than ever!”

Fans with passes to these festivals have been given the following three options: A full refund, being able to apply their money to passes to 2021’s version of the festival or passes to another DWP festival. Currently, Hometown RisingLouder Than Life, Bourbon & Beyond and Aftershock are the other DMP currently scheduled to still be taking place in 2020.

One positive piece of news out of this is that Louder Than Life has expanded to four days kicking off Thursday, September 17 with Metallica back headlining after previously pulling out of their headlining duties due to James Hetfield’s on-going recovery treatment. All current pass-holders to Louder Than Life will receive a free pass to the newly added fourth day, and layaway payment plans will be deferred by one month.

To assist those who still want to buy passes to Louder Than Life, DWP said, “Anyone who wants to buy a pass for Louder Than Life can reserve a pass for $1 down per pass, with payments not starting until May 3 and split up evenly in May, June, July and August.”

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Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.