UPDATE: Saturday, June 3 at 10:55 a.m. EST
Germany's Rock am Ring festival is back on after the festival was evacuated yesterday following a reported terrorist threat.
Unfortunately, because of this interruption, Rammstein will not be performing at this year's Rock am Ring festival.
You can read the festival's full statements below, via Facebook.
“These are the news we all have been waiting for:
Rock am Ring 2017 will go on! After intensive searches and sweeps of the complete festival site by the police the suspicion of a potential terrorist threat has not been confirmed.
Set up for day 2 of Rock am Ring has commenced and the program is going to be resumed in the early afternoon. The incredibly disciplined fans deserve all our respect and gratitude.
We keep you posted.”
“As a result of the interruption of Rock am Ring ordered by the police, Rammstein will unfortunately not be able to perform on stage within this year´s festival. Despite every effort made it proved impossible to integrate the band into the ongoing schedule of the two remaining festival days.
The Broilers will resume their interrupted performance on Saturday evening. The question is being weight whether other acts, that have been unable to perform on Friday evening, can still be integrated into the event. Further information to follow a.s.a.p.”
UPDATE: Friday, June 2 at 8:25 p.m. EST
Rock am Ring festival organizers have announced on their Facebook page that they will be releasing more details, along with the confirmation of the continuation of the festival, at a press conference at 11 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Read their statement in full below:
The organizers of Rock am Ring and the police are working nightshifts to take all necessary measures to guarantee a safe festival. More detailed information will be announced tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the press conference of the Ministry of the Interior of Rhineland-Palatinate. We will inform you as soon as we have confirmed information about the possible continuation of the festival. Unfortunately we have to rely on external sources for these information. We all hope to rock on together tomorrow. Despite all difficulties we are grateful for this fantastic teamwork we all showed today.
Your Rock am Ring Team and your Guardian Angels
ORIGINAL POST: Friday, June 2 at 4:20 p.m. EST
Germany's Rock am Ring music festival has issued a statement saying that police have interrupted the festival due to a reported terrorist threat.
“Due to a terrorist threat the police have advised us to interrupt the festival,” their statement on Facebook says. “We ask all festival visitors to leave the festival site in a calm and controlled manner towards the exits and camping grounds.”
The festival is set to take place June 2-4 and feature the likes of Five Finger Death Punch, Simple Plan, Don Broco, Sum 41, Machine Gun Kelly, Sleeping With Sirens, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Gojira, Code Orange and more.
Read the festival's Facebook statement in full below:
Due to a terrorist threat the police have advised us to interrupt the festival.
We ask all festival visitors to leave the festival site in a calm and controlled manner towards the exits and camping grounds.
We have to support the police investigations.
All visitors will be kept informed about any developments on all Rock am Ring Social Media channels, radio and the speakers.
We hope that the festival will continue tomorrow. Thank you for your cooperation.
— Rock-am-Ring (@rockamring) June 2, 2017
— Polizei KO (@Polizei_KO) June 2, 2017
A few bands at the festival have spoken out to confirm their safety and hopes for music fans to stay safe as well.
Due to terrorist threats, Rock AM Ring festival in Germany has been evacuated. We are safe and… https://t.co/zXxmzxQkNQ
— Simple Plan (@simpleplan) June 2, 2017
Due to terrorist threats, Rock AM Ring has been evacuated. We are safe and following instructions from the promoter. Will keep you updated.
— Chuck Comeau (@chuckcomeau) June 2, 2017
Thank you for everyone who watched our set, hope everyone is safe.
— Basement (@basementuk) June 2, 2017
We will keep you updated as the story develops.