Witchfest 2016 Has Been Canceled
Due to the low number of ticket pre-sales, Witchfest 2016 has been canceled.
Here is the full statement by Witchdoctor Productions, the organizers of the event:
It is with great sadness we have to inform you that WITCHFEST 2016 has been postponed indefinitely. Due to low ticket pre-sales, we were unable to secure the necessary finance needed to make it happen. Being a festival with no sponsors, pre-sales are our investors security and necessary evil of the industry.
Witchdoctor Productions CEO Shaughn Pieterse ” It has become a gamble that is not worth taking a second time, especially when the ticket sales dont back you up. Sacrificing the festival until the time is right will allow us to continue delivering tours. In the end there will be a show and who knows what the future for Witchfest will be.”
With this said we will still be hosting the Saturday 26th March with BEHEMOTH at Bassline. Joining them for the Johannesburgshow will be 3 of the International Witchfest bands: Voltumna (Italy), Puvlis Et Umbra (Italy) and Diskord (Norway).We have also added a Cape Town show on the 27th at The Assembly along with Book signings at each event.
Since we have agreements in place with all the internationals that were meant to appear at WITCHFEST, we will be scheduling them independent TOURS instead.
Anyone requiring REFUND’s or ticket EXCHANGES please email firstname.lastname@example.org , please be patient as there is bound to be a fair amount of inquiries.
We sincerely apologize for this and hope to bring back the event in the near future.
To all the international bands, thank you for working with us and trying to keep it going, we look forward to hosting your tours. The local bands, we are truly sorry we could NOT showcase the next generation of SA Metal bands to the Witchfest – Urban Fans. Thank you for all your support, hard work and time.
To the Witchdoctor Productions crew, thank you for all the hours and hours of work time and effort, it is a disappointment , but it is by no means the end of the WITCHFEST road.