Furnace Fest by Matt Cabani
Furnace Fest by Matt Cabani

Furnace Fest postponed to 2021; first bands reconfirm

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The legendary β€˜Furnace Festβ€˜ was set to take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama in September this year, but due to COVID-19 outbreak, the organizers have just announced the festival will be making its return next year, in May 2021.

From Autumn To Ashes and Zao have already reconfirmed their participation, with further announcements coming soon. GO HERE to see the full list of bands confirmed for the wound-be event.

FATA commented:

We are one of the bands that have confirmed our appearance at the new may 2021 dates for furnace fest. We promise we will have information about our June shows very soon. Take care out there and see you next year.

Here’s what the organizers had to say:

β€œFurnace Fest family!

Thank you for being patient with us in this season. As much as we had hoped to the contrary, Furnace Fest 2020 is being postponed to the weekend of May 14th-16th, 2021.

All tickets will be honored for the new date.

Keeping everyone safe is our top priority.

Maintaining a lineup as close to what we had initially planned is the objective now. We’ve already reached out to all of our booking agent & artist partners. Thankfully, a majority of the original bands have already confirmed the new dates.

Coincidentally, 3-day passes just recently sold-out. Given the time we have to plan, we’ve opted to expand capacity by adding a third stage. Pre-Coronavirus, we had anticipated a sell-out scenario and had booked 20+ additional bands for this third stage, all of which were inspired by your requests.

While we’re sad not to be seeing you in 2020, this lineup is turning out to be even more incredible than anything we thought possible. We’ll begin announcing the new additions and re-confirmed acts in the weeks and months to come.

For those of you who aren’t able to join us next May, or have experienced financial hardships due to Covid-19, full refunds will begin tomorrow. A special refund window will ONLY stay open until June 30th. After June 30th, we’ll revert to our no-refund policy.

We believe this decision is the best way to care for fans and bands alike and can’t wait to be singing along with you next May!

Furnace Fest 2021

Here’s more information related to refunds and making changes to flights/ accommodations:

There is absolutely nothing you need to do on the ticketing front if you plan on joining us in May. The tickets you have now will be valid for the new date, even though they will list the original September timeframe. Think of them as a digital souvenir from the year none of us saw coming.

If you can not attend or would like a refund related to Covid-19 financial hardships, please contact Freshtix by email at [email protected] OR by phone at 678-701-6114 and reference your order number(s). DO NOT CONTACT YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY! Please bear with us; we will take care of you.

Refunds are available ONLY through June 30th, 2020.
After this date, we will revert to our original no-refund policy.

Most major airlines are waiving change fees, and you should be able to make flight adjustments directly through your airline.

Here are the major airlines and their Covid-19 policies:


Our suggestion for Airbnb users would be to contact your host directly and request a change to the new dates. The official Airbnb policy is here:

For hotels, please visit your site of original purchase (Priceline, hotels.com, etc.) to request a change or cancellation. Major hotel Covid-19 policies are here:

Alright, there you have it.

See you in 2021!”

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