Inaugural U.S. punk festival 1234 FEST has been cancelled

Rise Against have announced that the first-ever 1234 FEST – which was also set to feature Rancid, Jawbreaker, Descendents and more – has been cancelled.

Inaugural U.S. punk festival 1234 FEST has been cancelled
Emily Carter
Nedda Afsari

Inaugural punk all-dayer 1234 FEST has been cancelled.

The festival – which was set to hit Denver and Philadelphia on September 9 and September 23, respectively – will no longer be happening.

One of the headlining bands, Rise Against, shared the news, posting in a short statement: “The promoters of 1234 FEST decided to cancel due to circumstances beyond their control. We’ll be back to Denver and Philly as soon as we can. Thanks for understanding.”

The line-up was also going to include fellow headliners Rancid, Jawbreaker and Descendents, along with Joyce Manor, Pussy Riot and Dilinger Four rounding out the bill.

When 1234 FEST was first announced, West Bay Invitational’s Rich Egan explained that “this isn’t 200 bands on 10 stages” and said it was all about “no egos, no rock star bullshit”.

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