In an announcement by Graspop Metal Meeting, we could read that Down cancelled their European tour, therefore they will not play at Graspop this year. No official statement by the band has been made yet, except for the statement Phil Anselmo gave to Hellfest about the 2016-festivals for Down.
Also Borknagar have been forced to cancel their appearance at the festival. You can read an official statement from the band below.
We regret to inform you that we are forced to cancel our show at this year’s Graspop Metal Meeting because of conflicting schedules due to grave, unforeseen private matters in association to the band. Unfortunately there is no way around this time, reality certainly bites. Our apologies goes out to the GMM organizers, our associates, our fans and friends that we were so much looking forward to share some glorious moments with.
We would like to uphold that this will NOT affect our European tour in April, neither any other of the festivals we have booked for the summer season. We are so much looking forward to see you all then!
You can see the updated Graspop line-up here;