Download festival organiser Andy Copping has taken to Twitter in response to yesterday’s news that Sonisphere has been forced to cancel its event this year.
Copping told his Twitter followers not to expect him to indulge in any schadenfreude after hearing the news, writing: “Please do not expect me to wallow in someone else’s misfortune. That is not cool. I feel sorry for the fans more than anything.”
Amid rumours that Download could now expand its itinerary to incorporate some of the acts affected by Sonisphere’s cancellation, Copping also denied his own festival would now be expanding, commenting that: “Download will be remaining a three-day, five-day camping festival… no additional days are being added.”
Sonisphere yesterday (March 29th) became the latest in an ever-growing list of festivals to pull out of this year’s summer season, saying in a statement that ‘…circumstances have dictated that we would be unable to run the festival to a standard that both the artists and that Sonisphere’s audience would rightly expect’.
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