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With coronavirus tightening it’s grip on the world, it looks increasingly likely that Festival Season 2020 is going to be a complete write off. However, Radar Festival have announced today that this year’s event has been moved from it’s original peak summer dates to October along with announcing another wave of bands.
Since it's recent establishment, Radar Festival has swiftly become a major event for all fans of progressive heavy music. Taking place in sheltered Guildford venues on the new dates of 16th and 17th October, today's announcement see's Sleep Token, Heart Of A Coward, Phoxjaw, We Never Learned To Live, Shokran Siamese, Cabal, PURGE, Wavey, Viriditas, Icarus Dive and Lost In The Riots joining the line-up.
They will be joining an already stacked lineup consisting of the some of the best names in progressive contemporary music, with the current lineup boasting names such as Dirty Loops, Haken, Plini, Conjurer, Hacktivist, Unprocessed, The Physics Of House Band and many more. All original tickets will remain valid for the new dates.
Unfortunately, due to the rescheduled dates, previously announced acts Palm Reader, Toska, Voyager, I Built The Sky and Nick Johnston will be unable to perform at Radar Festival 2020.
On today’s announcement, the festival states;
"In this ever changing and difficult situation, we at RADAR Festival have been fortunate that we have had time to evaluate our position with regards to our event on 31 July and 01 August 2020.
"We take our obligation to keep our customers safe extremely seriously and as we have a wonderfully vibrant, international event, welcoming artists and fans from all over the world, we have internally said for a long time that our benchmarks for holding RADAR Festival on our original dates would be that large gatherings in the UK would be permitted and international travel would be available.
"Sadly, with the current state of the COVID-19 crisis it is increasingly unlikely that our benchmarks will be met and with that in mind, we have taken the decision to postpone RADAR Festival. Our new dates are Friday 16 and Saturday 17 October 2020."
"We were beyond delighted with our 2020 line-up and whilst it was initially an extremely hard decision to postpone, we know that it is the right decision."
"We have been working behind the scenes with the agents and bands of our line up and we are delighted that the majority of the bill will move over to October.
"To our existing ticket holders, we dearly hope that you will join us in October and your ticket/s are valid for the new dates. For those who cannot join us for our new dates, we will honour refunds at face value of the ticket/s purchased. Please contact See Tickets directly for more information."
"The reschedule has posed several problems to our event, so we would greatly appreciate it - if you are able - to grab your ticket and some merch from our website. Everything goes to supporting the event and making it bigger and better every year!"
"Stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you to RADAR Festival, a little later than planned, for one hell of a party. We believe that you all deserve it!
"Ash, Catherine & Joe"
Radar Festival 2020 takes place in Guildford on the 16th and 17th October. Renaming tickets and full details can be found here. This year's full lineup can be found below.