It was the chronicle of an announced postponement. The Azkena Rock Festival de Vitoria has decided to cancel its celebration for June 2020 after 18 consecutive years of editions. «This edition we are going to have to delay a little more than we would like: the doors of Mendizabala will not open until June 2021», They indicate from Last Tour, that they have« exhausted the possibilities »before a changing scenario shaken by the Covid-19 pandemic. Finally, the festival will be held on June 17, 18 and 19 of next year, keeping a large part of the poster for this edition, including great figures such as Patti Smith, Suzi Quatro and Brian Wilson. In addition, they announce the presence of Iggy Pop as a great novelty on the poster. «A mythical name adds to the party. And we do not use the term at random because, if there is an artist whose live shows are a real celebration ».
The Vitorian rock festival has announced that it is canceling its celebration after 18 years in a row. “This edition we are going to have to delay a little more than we would like: the doors of Mendizabala will not open until June 2021”, indicate from Last Tour, which has “Exhausted all possibilities”. “The authorities lengthen the periods of confinement, the pandemic continues to expand and much of our poster is international, which makes it difficult for artists to arrive,” said the promoter in a statement. “Virtually every artist has shown absolute empathy and a predisposition to return next year.” In addition to the presence of Patti Smith, Suzi Quatro or Brian Wilson, they hold on the Black Mountain poster, Fu Manchu -first group that announced that they are delaying their European tour to 2021-, L7, Liher, Lysistrata, Reverend Horton Heat, Robyn Hitchcock, Shooter Jennings, Social Distortiom, Suzi Quatro, The Faithless and Wicked Wizzard.
On refund of tickets, they explain that “whoever wants to return them may do so between May 18 and 31. And this is where we ask for all your support. If you keep your ticket, you help us to make everything less difficult and easier to get back on track ».