Nuke Festival Canceled

Nuke festival was to take place Sept. 3, in Graz, Austria.  

Promoter Arcadia Live spoke of an “ill-starred” festival season. The “summer of 2016 was a tough one from a promoter’s perspective, and we weren’t spared,” an official statement cancelling the event translates.

Nuke relaunched last year after a five-year break from 2010-2014. Since 1999 it had taken place at different sites, starting out at the unused nuclear power plant in Zwentendorf, which gave the festival its name. Arcadia Live took over the festival in 2015, attracting some 25,000 visitors. This year, Fritz KalkbrennerAnnenMayKantereit and German rap veterans Die Fantastischen Vier were on the bill.

“After a great start in 2015, and despite our love for the project, we didn’t receive the necessary setup & feedback for this year, to pull together a sensible and premium festival that would have satisfied your and our demands,” the statement continues. Tickets will be fully refunded.