Spellground Festival, the largest musical festival on the Romanian seaside, scheduled for August 12-14, has been cancelled following the request of the festival’s partner, Ovidius University in Constanta, to respect August 13 as day of national mourning, declared by the Government for Queen Anne’s funerals.
Spellground Festival, scheduled for August 12-14, had to take place from Constanta to Navodari on three stages, getting together 17 international bands and 44 Romanian bands, overall 300 artists, including musicians from The Kooks and Röyksopp.
Ovidius University in Constanta, the festival’s partner, has asked the festival’s organizers to respect the day of national mourning on August 13 by readjusting the programme and cutting the performances that were supposed to take place on the university’s course.
“A festival cannot be broken in half, it’s an integer. We considered cancelling the day of August 13 from the programme, but without Saturday’s returns, which is the best selling day, we could not have financially and logistically supported the entire event. We’ll try to reschedule the headliners by individual concerts during 2016-2017. Overlapping the spare dates for the entire lineup of the festival is less probable,” said Nicoleta Petre, communication manager Spellground.
The counter value of the tickets and passes can be recovered starting August 12 in all ticketing networks, according to procedures announced on the festival’s official website.