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Busan International Rock Festival Apologizes For System of a Down Cancelation

The Busan International Rock Festival has apologized on its website for the cancelation of one of its main headliners, System of a Down.

According to the post, the festival made a mistake and was not dealing with the actual agent of the band.

If you have purchased tickets already and want to cancel hoping to see the band, you can do so before June 19th.

The festival posted:

We are really sorry to say that the previously announced headline performance by System Of A Down (from here on, SOAD) at Busan International Rock Festival 2019 (on July 27th) will not be happening. Firstly, we would like to offer our sincere apologies to everyone who was looking forward to seeing SOAD finally play in Korea.

Last weekend, we became aware of some problems/inconsistencies with the agent we made contracts. After delving deeper, it became apparent that it was not the actual SOAD agent we were communicating with. Since discovering this fact, we have enquired as to the availability of the band (via the actual agent), but for various reasons, we could not make the show happen. Thankfully we have managed to recover the money we had transferred, so there is no financial harm done. However, we acknowledge that we are completely at fault here and that there will be many upset SOAD fans. We are currently in discussions with several agents with the aim of trying to find a suitable replacement headliner. Once we have found someone, we will announce them along with the next wave of acts for the 3rd lineup announcement.

Our team is also in complete shock at this discovery and feeling very down about this. However, Busan International Rock Festival has been growing over 20 years, overcoming difficulties big and small. We are working hard to rectify the situation and to produce a festival that the city of Busan can be proud of.

Once again, apologies for the cancellation of SOAD at the festival this year. There are no other changes to the announced lineup.

If you purchased tickets to see the performance of SOAD, it is possible to cancel the tickets at no charge. There will be no cancellation fee for 2 days pass and 1-day pass (Sat) purchases from May 30th to June 9th as we discussed with every ticketing sites, please cancel before the deadline (June 19th) if you’d like to.

You can check out more information on the festival’s homepage.

You can check out the first line-up of musical acts here.

Tickets have been announced at 88,000 won for a two-day pass and are available from today at 2 p.m. on the festival’s website.

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