Bangalore Open Air 2020 postponed due to coronavirus

The city's premier metal festival was all set to host bands Marduk, Intronaut and Kalmah  

Anagha M Published :  11th March 2020 06:40 PM   |   Published :   |  11th March 2020 06:40 PM

Swedish metal band, Marduk

Bangalore's premeir metal festival, Bangalore Open Air, has been a highlight on every metalhead's calendar for almost a decade now. However, the ninth edition of the fest, which was scheduled for March 21, has now been rescheduled to a later date due to Coronavirus travel restrictions. In a statement on their Facebook page the organisers announced, "Due to the directive from the Bureau of Immigration - Ministry of External Affairs, which suspends all existing visas granted to nationals of Germany, France and Spain stemming from the growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19 internationally, we have consulted with all related parties and have come to the decision of rescheduling the festival..."  

Here is the full statement: 

Bands such as Marduk, Intronaut, Kalmah, Beyond The Black and The Down Troddence were set to perform. Although fans are disappointed, most say they completely understand the decisions.