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Maryland Deathfest addresses Sonar closure

Monday, July 9, 2012 8:35 AM PT / 8,265 views
Last year Maryland Deathfest organizers were forced to deal with the possible closing of their usual venue, Sonar in Baltimore. Ultimately, Sonar didn't close. But fast forward a year, and Sonar apparently is closing for real. Luckily, this doesn't come as a surprise to fest organizers and they will already begun to select a new venue. Here's the official word:
"In case the rumor hasn't made it to your ears, we can let you know that Sonar (the home of MDF since 2006) is closing. Why? That's not important. What is important is that we've known about this situation for months, and we were already searching for a new location only a few days after MDF X ended. Currently, we have THREE locations to choose from, all of which would be in Baltimore. Once some more logistical and financial planning takes place, we can make a decision on next year's location. With a little luck, we'll reveal that info before the end of July. Worst case scenario, we'll let you know sometime in August. In the meantime, we will be announcing the first round of confirmed bands for MDF XI very soon, maybe even as early as next week."

14 comments


ED_money 7/9/2012 8:39:37 AM

The Sonar spot was getting too crammed anyway. This is good news.


anonymous 7/9/2012 8:40:00 AM

sucks for baltimore, no more metal for them. RAY LEWIS AND ED REED ARE NOT STOKED


anonymous 7/9/2012 8:47:34 AM

you obviously didn't read the statement retard.


anonymous 7/9/2012 8:57:56 AM

Dang. Sonar sometimes got cool shows.


anonymous 7/9/2012 9:57:28 AM

Bulldozers are very stoked


anonymous 7/9/2012 12:33:42 PM

Bummer. Went there a few times for bigger shows/fests and.it was a cool venue. Curious as to why it's closing.


maclynb 7/9/2012 12:44:00 PM

the current owner is a greedy prick, that's why it's closing.


anonymous 7/9/2012 1:03:31 PM

Billy Cundiff is stoke for Pig Destroyer's confirmation


anonymous 7/9/2012 2:20:43 PM

Nothing like going to a pop punk festival and standing in inch deep shitwater. I hope this place burns to the ground.


anonymous 7/9/2012 2:21:39 PM

im gonna miss sonar :(


big_metal_al 7/9/2012 3:37:15 PM

drugs are baaaaad.


Snoopy2 7/10/2012 9:45:47 AM

Festival so shitty it lead to a venue's bankruptcy. fck you Maryland Deathfest


anonymous 7/10/2012 8:08:47 PM

How does a festival lead to bankrupting a venue, exactly?


anonymous 7/10/2012 9:36:09 PM

pop punk festival? yeah, that sounds shitty, alright...





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