Following the massive success of this year’s The Flying Dutch, the organisation behind the event have released some terrible news for dance music fans. The “Swedish Edition” of the The Flying Dutch which was scheduled for the 30th of this July is now cancelled. The event organisers claim that the uncertainty of Avicii playing the show has led to them cancelling the show; a big shock to most fans.
Here is the official statement regarding the cancellation.
“These past weeks we experienced uncertainty because Avicii was cancelling a lot of shows all over the world,’ says organiserJohn Ewbank. ‘Our request to Avicii and his management to provide a guarantee of his attendance at our event went to no avail. They can’t vouch for his presence. This uncertainty is unacceptable. We can’t do that to our audience.’ Allan Hardenberg of Alda adds: ‘We regret this very much, also because these would be his final shows in our country. We understand that the fans will be disappointed, especially because everyone realises how unique this event would have been. Everyone who had already bought a ticket will of course receive a refund. They will be informed by us personally and our website will also contain information about how to get your money back.”
The shows were set to be played in Nijmegen, The Hague and Den Bosch with a line-up that included the likes of Axwell, Ingrosso, Steve Angello and many more top talents. The news is unfortunate and it seems there’s an aroma of bad luck surrounding the Swedish tag as popular festival, Don’t Let Daddy Know [Sweden] announced its cancellation as well.