Storms Knock Out Two Nights of Headlining Sets at Welcome to Rockville

Thunder ravaged Daytona Beach, Florida’s Welcome to Rockville Festival this weekend as both Friday and Saturday night’s featured locations were canceled due to inclement weather.

Both Korn’s Friday night show – as well as the Skillet and Breaking Benjamin sets – and Saturday’s Guns N feature film ‘Roses’ were postponed as a precaution as the storm warning made landfall on Saturday. area, forcing festivalgoers at the Daytona International Freeway to evacuate. Other artists such as Jerry Cantrell and Shinedown played abbreviated sets before an evacuation order was required.

“Unfortunately, there’s another storm headed our way so we regretfully are canceling the rest of the show tonight,” organizers Danny Wimmer Presents said in a statement that has since been released. removed on Saturday (via Blabbermouth).

“We are as heartbroken as you are that today’s inclement weather has disrupted our plans, but ultimately the safety of our fans, artists, staff and suppliers is paramount. the most important thing. Go calmly to your vehicle or campsite. Thank you and see you tomorrow.”

According to Daytona Beach News-Journal, the organizers first halted Saturday’s matches at around 3 pm; The festival returned with a reconfigured schedule that included GNR and other bands on Saturday, but at 10 p.m. the festival of the night was halted because of lightning, wind and hail ingress. into the area.

GNR’s Slash tweeted about the cancellation, “Tonight’s cancellation at Welcome to Rockville was a huge disappointment. We were really looking forward to the show. But the weather had other ideas. We’re informed. Thank you to all of you who rained on us, it was terrible. Next time, sooner or later!” The Welcome to Rockville show will be GNR’s first show since October 2021.

Welcome to Rockville began Thursday night with an unweathered title from Kiss, and will close Sunday night – weather permitting – with a performance from Nine Inch Nails along with First Porno for Pyros concert in 24 years. However, Daytona Beach News-Journal note there’s a 60% chance of rain in the area Sunday, with thunderstorms possible again.

Unfortunately for fans – many of whom have expressed their disappointment on social media – the festival’s ticket policy protects them from weather-related refunds, as The festival’s website states: “No refunds or exchanges due to weather conditions; and there will be no refunds or exchanges if inclement or extreme weather necessitates evacuation, delay or cancellation of part or all of the event. ”

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/welcome-to-rockville-thunderstorms-guns-n-roses-korn-1356922/ Storms Knock Out Two Nights of Headlining Sets at Welcome to Rockville

Sarah Ridley

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