Sub.Merged Festival of Breda, Netherlands has been forced to cancel and has moved the date back to September 2018. The festival’s owner Mohammed M. said the decision was a difficult one but a necessary choice to ensure the festival is able to deliver the full experience. The following statement was released on Facebook by the festival:
Several problems had occurred from the Festival’s initial date change from July to September. In addition to creating a brand new line up, sub:Merged faced a large amount of negative publicity forcing investors to pull out of the festival. Festival organizers have already started planning on correcting this year’s mishap.
Mohammed M. stated in an interview with Techno Moves,”We have learned very well from what happened this year. We already started the work now to give ourselves all the time we need. We will release the full line up later this year, and we will not put the tickets on sale until we have the full line up released and license confirmed.”
Sub:merged was to be a unique festival that offered a family experience involving the festival’s first edition tickets equating to shares of the company. A single ticket event would equal one share, a weekend ticket would equal two shares, and the full weekender plus camping ticket would equal to three shares. The company still plans to continue with their ticket and share portion idea next year. Tickets bought for this year’s canceled edition will be fully refunded.
The festival still plans to make it’s premiere in 2018. A total of 100,000 visitors are expected to attend for next September.