Sadly, it would appear that the 2017 edition of Blastfest has been cancelled. The Norwegian festival reportedly suffered low ticket sales leading to this untimely end. The festival was intended to take place on February 22nd-25th in Bergen, Norway with names such as Devin Townsend, Katatonia, Scour, Dying Fetus, Between The Buried And Me, Marduk, and Leprous being included.
The organizers released the following statement on their Official Website in regards to this:
“BLASTFEST 2017 IS CANCELLED
Blastfest has though several years pleased Metal and Hardrock fans abdroad and domestic. The festival was arranged first year in 2014. Great names has been presented, first and foremost for the local Bergen audience, but also for a number of guests from abroad.
Blastfest AS has tried to continue arranging the festival, but du to low ticketsales and low forecasts for ticketsale, the board of the company, with regrets, has found it correct to cancel the festival. The company has been delivered to The Bergen Tingrett for dissolution of the company.
Bergen Februar 1, 2017
Tickemaster is going to inform all ticket holders about the refunds.”