As thousands of metal fans prepare to head to Derbyshire for this weekend's Bloodstock Open Air, headlined by Sabaton, Parkway Drive and Scorpions, Sunday special guests Norwegian symphonic black metal tyrants Dimmu Borgir have announced they're pulling out of their much-anticipated slot.
Bloodstock and the band issued the following statement regarding the news with organisers due to announce a late replacement later today.
"BLOODSTOCK is disappointed and devastated to announce that DIMMU BORGIR are forced to cancel their appearance at this weekend's festival due to circumstances beyond their control. A statement reads as follows:
"Dimmu Borgir regrets to inform you that we have to cancel our appearance at this year´s Bloodstock due to illness. The doctors have ordered full rest for a minimum of one week, and instructed that performing a show this weekend would increase the situation. We are truly sorry about this, as we had been looking enormously forward to returning to Bloodstock this year. Enjoy the festival, we will see you again soon!" - DIMMU BORGIR
We are working on a replacement right now and an announcement will be made tomorrow (Wed 7th Aug)."
Here's just one of the reasons we're absolutely gutted we won't be getting our fix of symphonic black metal this weekend:
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019. Get info on ticket packages and additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.