The organizers of this weekend’s Rebel Rock festival in Orlando, Florida have announced the cancelation of the four-day event. Earlier today, they issued the following statement regarding the matter: “We are deeply and utterly devastated to announce the cancellation of this weekend’s Rebel Rock Festival.
“After this week’s severe weather and despite our crew’s effort to improve the ground conditions around the Main Stage over the last three days, our venue partner has deemed the area unfit for artists, crews, vendors, and fans. We were able to get in the Taco Metal Party on Thursday by using the B-Main grounds while continuing to work on the conditions of the Main Stage grounds. The amount of water dropped this week simply proved to be too much to clear to provide you a safe festival environment and experience. We can’t tell you how heartbreaking it is to see two years of work be tackled by mother nature.
“We’ll share more information about refunds as soon as possible.”
Following several high-profile cancellations, Rebel Rock was forced to reorganize its schedule in recent weeks. INCUBUS, who had been filling in for the festival’s original headliners LIMP BIZKIT, stated on Tuesday that it was pulling out due to COVID-19 concerns. After performing at the Lollapalooza festival this summer, LIMP BIZKIT canceled the rest of their tour. DEVILDRIVER, LIGHT THE TORCH, and EMMURE were among the acts that pulled out of the four-day festival at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Due to difficulties entering the United States, VOLBEAT was forced to cancel their performance.