UPDATE 02/11/16: Legion Festival 2017 has been cancelled.
ORIGINAL STORY:It’s been all quiet on the Legion Festival front the past few months, however that appears to all be changing with festival organiser and Devil You Know drummer John Sankey announcing his departure from the latter to focus on the former.
In the statement, Sankey explains the decision was mutual between himself and his Devil You Know bandmates, adding that he’s spent much of the past 15 years touring the world, it’s now time to put his expertise on the matter to action.
The post reveals that a “major announcement” for the event is on the horizon.
Billed as an crowd-sourced, open air heavy music festival, Legion was initially slated to go ahead this year, but after an initial line up announcement, the date was moved to a tentative 2017.
“After communications over the last few weeks, my band devil you know and I have decided that I move on from my role as drummer.
I’m currently working on establishing the legion open air music festival in Australia and with imminent major announcements coming in the near future I simply no longer have the time to commit to both projects.
I have lived abroad in Los Angeles for 15 years dedicating 100% of my time and energy on my career as a touring musician and have lived out my dreams performing all over the world.
I am now ready to pursue other avenues and am very excited for a change where I can use my experience and knowledge of the industry to help provide the Australian metal and hard rock scene with a new live music platform.
I’m extremely proud of being a founding member of devil you know and will always respect what we have achieved, it’s been an awesome ride and I wish Hojo, Fran and Womby nothing but the best as they continue to kick ass into the future!
Founder of Legion Music Fest”