With utter sadness we have to announce that Ieperfest 2020 is not going to happen.
Yesterday the Belgian authorities prohibited of all larger events for summer.
The last few weeks we kept our faith and investigated all options to have a legendary fest and hoped it would not be cancelled. But in the end, the risk of spreading this damned Corona-virus is just too large when people gather. This crisis affects us all, so we need to put the health of visitors/bands/shitworkers in the first place. We strongly believed in this year's line-up as one of our coolest ever and we hoped to party with all of you this summer, so this cancellation feels like a punch in our face ...
As we all are volunteers and we work with many dedicated partners (suppliers, technicians, stage crews, ...). It is not possible for us to pick a new date later this year, so we have to postpone the 28th edition to 2-3-4 July 2021 and will work very hard to present you another massive line-up!
If you already bought a ticket, you will be able to transfer it to the 2021 edition. If you do not want to transfer the ticket, you will get a refund. We are working closely together with our ticketing partner and they will be in touch very soon.
However, we depend on your support. You can help us to get through these difficult times by saving your ticket for the 2021 edition and secure the future of Ieperfest. We are a non-profit organization and we had a few setbacks the last few years, so we need every euro to keep Ieperfest alive! We thank you for your support and understanding.
To ease the pain a little bit, and if the circumstances are safe, we will organise some club shows in fall/winter 2020. We will look for a new date for the MIAVA/CARNEIA/ASTODAN show, and on 26 October we have the mighty ARKANGEL at De Vort'n Vis. We hope to see you on one of these shows!
At last, we want to express our gratitude and respect to all health care workers/volunteers and everybody else who is helping out the needed ones! Much respect! They indeed are the true heroes in these historic times.
Stay healthy and take care of each other! Hope to see you soon.
"Nothing, just nothing
Nothing will wipe this heart out
And no one, just no one will break this frontline
We are, we are, we are the fighting ones
We are, we are the, we are the final resistance"
Endzeit - HEAVEN SHALL BURN