Remember the insane story we posted yesterday about a festival planning to run in Wisconsin next month, that's billing itself as the Herd Immunity Fest? The fest is scheduled to take place July 16-18 at The Q&Z Expo Center in Ringle, WI and was to feature three nights of big name headliners like Static-X, Dope and Nonpoint. Except there is a problem. Nonpoint are no longer playing the fest.
It began with criticism from Powerman 5000's Spider One, who wrote on Twitter: "A bunch of bands that I consider peers and some friends are partaking in a show called “herd immunity fest”, which by that title is basically saying to their fans, come see us and we hope you get sick. What the actual fuck??"
Nonpoint's official account responded saying "Hey brother. Nonpoint is not playing because of the way the festival is named. We have dropped off."
As of this moment, Nonpoint is still being advertised by the festival, which is charging over $100 for weekend tickets (it's really just three shows in a weekend that they are grouping together under the guise of a festival).
The Q&Z Expo Center have deleted their initial announcement, and posted new flyers where the term "Herd Immunity Fest" is no longer featured. They have offered this update.
“For the record the venues land can accommodate up to 10,000 occupancy. This is an OUTDOOR EVENT for 3 Days. We are only selling 20% of that so anyone has the choice and ability to social distance. The Festival is also not called ‘Herd Immunity’ and the name no longer tied to any of our social media or promotion.”
As of two hours ago, they are still advertising Nonpoint for the weekend, but no longer billing the event as Herd Immunity Fest:
A bunch of bands that I consider peers and some friends are partaking in a show called “herd immunity fest”, which by that title is basically saying to their fans, come see us and we hope you get sick. What the actual fuck??
— Spider One (@therealSpider1) June 24, 2020