Doctor Music Festival has been cancelled
Doctor Music Festival has announced that it will no longer take place. The Spanish festival was due to happen next July, 20 years after its last edition. The reincarnation edition presented The Strokes, Smashing Pumpkins, Rosalía and many more.
The reason behind the cancellation is the return of tickets from a majority of fans after the festival announced a change of venue. Festival founder Neo Sala has explained that: “Cancelling the comeback edition of Doctor Music Festival is among the toughest decisions of my promoter career. At the same time, it is inevitable. The recent relocation of the festival has not been well-received by the public. Since the ACA (Catalan Agency d'Aigues) surprisingly ordered us to move the DMF, we’ve seen a huge number of fans cancelling their tickets. While sales for our new location in Montmeló have risen in recent weeks, we ultimately won’t be able to offer the experience we were striving for."Doctor Music Festival
was first announced for its original site, where it took place in its first editions back in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2000, the Valley d'Aneu in the Spanish Pyrenees. But then it had to move to the Circuit de Barcelona racetrack in Montmeló, about 20 miles outside of Barcelona as the Spanish Water Agency convinced the Spanish authorities that the site posed a flood risk.
Besides the three mentioned above, DMF featured the likes of Underworld
, The Good The Bad and The Queen
, Empire Of The Sun
, Greta Van Fleet
, The Chemical Brothers
, King Crimson
, James Bay
, Christine and The Queens
, Parov Stelar
, Sisters of Mercy
, Johnny Marr, Opeth, Primal Scream, Parquet Courts and more. On the electronic side, names like Richie Hawtin, Damian Lazarus, DJ Tennis, Seth Troxler, Bedouin, Ricardo Villalobos, Midland, Francesca Lombardo and more were due to perform at the Force Field area.