The FORTAROCK (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) 2017 edition is cancelled. The organization states:
"It is with heavy heart that we must inform you that there will be no FORTAROCK open air festival in 2017. Due to increasing competition in the Netherlands, but especially abroad, and the ever rising band gages, in recent years, it has become increasingly difficult to put together a good solid program. Because of many reasons we have not sucseeded to find a worthy headliner for FORTAROCK. Many bands go on tour later in the year or have other preferences. This is, unfortunately, the same when it comes to smaller artists. So there was no basis for an open air edition in a smaller set-up. We tried our best, but without success
"Therefore, we decided to focus on the 2018 edition and to give FORTAROCK a complete makeover. We realize that we are disappointing many fans at this time, it is no easy decision to make, but it is necessary for the survival of FORTAROCK as an open air festival.
"To ease the suffering a little bit we will host a new edition of FortaRock In The City. After the 2015 success, Doornroosje Nijmegen will be all about heavy metal on May 27th . More info will be announced soon!"
FORTAROCK 2017 would have taken place on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 May in the Goffertpark in Nijmegen. Instead Doornroosje is hosting FortaRock In The City on Saturday May 27th.
FORTAROCK 2016 Official Aftermovie