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Legion Festival 2017 Cancelled

Written by Emmy Mack on November 2, 2016

Legion Festival will no longer be making its debut in January of 2017.

Organisers have been forced to pull the plug on the inaugural heavy metal event — which had booked performances from the likes of Lordi, Front Line Assembly and Aversions Crown — citing “a number of business considerations”.

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In a statement to Music Feeds, Legion promoters say:

“Due to a number of business considerations, we have made the decision to not proceed with the proposed launch of Legion Music Fest in January 2017. The organizers thank all Aussie metal fans for their continued support.”

While we don’t quite know what the nature of these “business considerations” are, according to another source from inside the Legion camp who wishes to remain anonymous, the move “may be due to Legion organisers working on a rumored international venture late in 2017”.

The 2017 cancellation of Legion Fest comes after the originally crowd-funded event was already pushed forward by a year.

As the festival has never charged those who originally pledged the $360,735 to its initial campaign, or put tickets on sale, no refunds are necessary.

“No transactions have been processed at all and no fans are out of pocket,” Legion organisers posted on Facebook. “[We] wish to thank all Aussie metal fans for their continued support of the Legion project over the last 10 months.”

While it’s a shame that the festival has been cancelled for now (Australia seems to be suffering from a shortage of heavy metal festivals since the death of Soundwave, after all) we look forward to hearing more about what’s next from Team Legion.

UPDATE 03/11/16: Soundwave boss AJ Maddah has come out in defence of Legion, following its cancellation.

Legion Festival 2017 Lineup
Lordi (FIN)
Capture the Crown (AUS)
Polaris (AUS)
Heard Of Cows? (AUS)
DevilDriver (USA)
Front Line Assembly (CANADA)
Aversions Crown (AUS)
Devil You Know (USA)
Darkest Hour (USA)
Battlecross (USA)
Caligula’s Horse (AUS)
Darkc3ll (AUS)
Rick Dangerous And The Silkie Bantams (AUS)
Dream on Dreamer (AUS)
28 Days (AUS)
My Secret Circus (AUS) *Mel only
Horrorwood Mannequins (AUS) *Syd only
MofoIsDead (AUS) *Bris only

Legion Festival 2017

Saturday 21st January – CANCELLED
Perth (Mini fest)

Sunday 22nd January – CANCELLED
Adelaide (Mini fest)

Thursday 26th January – CANCELLED
Melbourne

Saturday 28th January – CANCELLED
Sydney

Sunday 29th January – CANCELLED
Brisbane

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