Pouzza Fest Cancels 2020 Edition

This year's festival would have celebrated its 10 year anniversary

BY Allie GregoryPublished Mar 30, 2020

Pouzza Fest's 2020 edition will not be taking place in Montreal due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

News comes today from Pouzza Fest co-founder Hugo Mudie, who announced the cancellation via video earlier today.

"Today, I am unfortunately in charge of announcing that there won't be a Pouzza Fest in 2020," Mudie says in the video. "When this will all be over, rest assured that this will be the best summer of our lives."

This year's edition was meant to take place from May 15 to 17 in Montreal and would have marked the festival's 10th anniversary. Propagandhi, Cancer Bats, Millencolin, Mustard Plug, Dilly Dally and more were scheduled to perform.

In light of the cancellation, festival organizers are now offering full refunds for passes, as well as deferrals to 2021's festival.

Read the fest's full statement below for more details:

It's no surprise but we have to postpone the 10th anniversary of the Pouzza Fest until May 21-23 2021. We tried our best to hold on as long as we could while we hoped for a miracle, but it's become clear that this is the right decision to make.

This was supposed to be our big 10th anniversary celebration and we've put a ton of work into the festival, so we're obviously heartbroken we won't be able to see you all this year. We've spoken to all the bands and most of them have already signed on for next year so you can rest assured we're going to come back bigger and better than ever.

Thanks as always for your unbelievable support. It means the world to us. For those who purchased passes, please standby, we'll be contacting you directly to give you the option of refunding or keeping your tickets for 2021.

Read about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Canadian artists and follow Exclaim!'s list of Canadian music and film events affected by coronavirus.

Watch Mudie's video announcement below.

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