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Spain’s Metal Paradise festival cancelled

Organisers of Spain’s Metal Paradise have cancelled this year’s event due to an “accumulation of circumstances” stemming from the pandemic.

Promoted by Bring the Noise, the festival was due to have taken place at the 18,000-cap Marenostrum Fuengirola from 15-16 July, with artists such as Helloween, Sabaton, Steel Panther, In Flames and Cradle of Filth.

However, a statement says the current market conditions, allied to slower-than-anticipated ticket sales, have made the 2022 edition “unsustainable”.

“The production costs of this kind of event have increased to levels never seen before”

“During the pandemic and during the post-pandemic era we are experiencing, the music industry is still struggling to get ahead,” says an official statement. “The production costs of this kind of event have increased to levels never seen before, there is a lack of staff and lastly, the response from the attendees has been limited compared to other regular years, something that is happening to other events.

“All this accumulation of circumstances have forced this hard and sad decision to postpone the next edition of Metal Paradise for another year.”

Other acts on the line-up included Emperor, Lujuria, Megara, Lepoka and Ankor. Ticket refunds will be processed automatically within 30 days.

“We are sorry for the possible inconveniences that this necessary decision may have caused, but we hope to see each other soon and experience good metal again in Fuengirola,” adds the statement.

 


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Spain’s Bring the Noise launches booking agency

Spanish festival promoter Bring the Noise has launched Rebel Beat Agency, representing some of the biggest urban acts in Spain.

The Gijón-based company, whose events include Resurrection Fest (30,000-cap.) and O Son do Camiño (34,000-cap.), says it hopes Rebel Beat Agency will become “one of the main artist agencies” in Spain.

The agency’s roster features many of the country’s biggest urban and hip-hop artists, including El Jincho, Israel B and Kidd Keo, one of the most-streamed Spanish artists on Spotify and Twitch.

The agency’s roster features many of Spain’s biggest urban and hip-hop artists

Other Rebel Beat artists include Paranoid 1966, Ayesha Chanel, Ácida and Yung Sarria, as well as several indie and rock acts.

In addition to its festivals, which also include Caudal Fest, Tsunami Xixón and Metal Paradise Festival, Bring the Noise promotes hundreds of shows a year.

Rebel Beat is the latest new European agency to launch this year, following Route One Booking in the UK earlier this month, and the first by a promoter.

 


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