Just hours before day one of Hellfest, Manowar decided to pull out from the event, with festival organizers adding Sabaton to fill in at the last minute. The group’s original statement addressed that the festival organizers “obstructed” their efforts to “put on the epic show” they had promised. Now, that the event has come to a close last night (23rd), the band has issued a second statement on their decision. While nothing relatively new was mentioned, the group did mention that they are “currently seeking every legal remedy available.”
Read Manowar’s full statement below:
“Regarding Hellfest cancellation
Our performance at Hellfest scheduled for June 21, 2019 was NOT cancelled by the band; it was cancelled by the Hellfest organizers in their announcement that appeared on their websites.
In the days prior to Hellfest, Switzerland, Greece, and Bulgaria all witnessed our massive production that brought The Kingdom Of Steel to life. We brought it to Hellfest because we came to play.
We fought to give our fans the performance we promised last year at Hellfest, but we will not be pushed around by the Hellfest promoters who chose not to honor their contractual obligations and think they can do wrong to us and to our fans.
Those of you who have requested information regarding ticket refunds should contact the outlet where you purchased your ticket or the Hellfest organizers directly, as they are responsible.
We are currently seeking every legal remedy available to us by law.”