The Sonic Temple, Welcome To Rockville and Epicenter festivals, all of which were scheduled to take place in May, have been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Earlier today, Danny Wimmer Presents, which is said to be one of the largest independent music festival producers in America, released the following statement about the fate of their May 2020 events:
“There are no pre-existing guidelines for what festivals should be doing during this unprecedented time. Like the rest of the music industry, we continue to assess new information and make the best-educated decisions possible.
“We know you have been anxious for updates from us and we are at a point where we can answer many of your questions about how each of our festivals may be affected by COVID-19.
“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!
“Let’s be perfectly clear — FULL REFUNDS will be available to everyone who has purchased passes to Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville and Sonic Temple.
“In addition to offering refunds, many of you have said that you would prefer to apply your 2020 purchases towards next year or exchange your pass for another one of our 2020 festivals. Based on your feedback, we are offering pass holders three options:
(1) Full refund
(2) Apply your pass to 2021
(3) Exchange your pass for another 2020 DWP festival
“Complete details will be emailed out to our pass holders within 72 hours.