Maryland Deathfest Still To Go On Despite Venue’s Closing

Posted by on May 5, 2011

The Sonar, a popular music venue in downtown Baltimore, Maryland, has been shut down for good due to an expired liquor license and dispute amongst its owners. This means that many of the shows that have already been booked in months advance are now in jeopardy, forcing the shows to either find a new venue or straight up cancel them. One of the shows that could be affected by this is the notable Maryland Deathfest, set to take place on May 26-29.

But have no fear, for the festival’s organizers have released the following statement:

“Yes, we know about Sonar. It was just brought to our attention. Please DO NOT panic. The festival will still go on as planned. If Sonar does not end up working, we already have a alternative site in the same area that would have a similar set up, so you do not need to worry, and you do not need to consider changing plans. More info about this is expected to be posted on Friday…

In just a few hours, we’ve managed to get some positive news regarding a new fest location. Everything should be wrapped up in the next couple of days. If the plan stays as is, you will not need to change your hotel plans, etc…

Thank you for your patience while we sort through this mess. We’re doing everything in our power to deliver another memorable MDF, and in 3 1/2 weeks, the party will commence. As of now, we expect to post new venue information either tomorrow night (Thursday), or on Friday.”

Well that’s a relief, especially for those who already have their tickets and traveling plans set in stone. More information about the festival’s new venue and such should be revealed shortly. You can also check out the set times for this year’s festival over at Metal Sucks. We’ll also keep you posted when more is revealed.

[via Metal Sucks and Lambgoat]


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