Mad Cool Sunset Festival 2022 Canceled: Was it Rage Against The Machine’s fault?

mad-cool-sunset-festival-2022-canceled-was-it-rage-against-the-machines-fault NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 08: Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine performs at Madison Square Garden on August 08, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Those who purchased Mad Cool Sunset Festival tickets have received bad news! The event’s organisers announced that the famed music festival would no longer take place in September.

The event announced on its official Instagram account that the music event had been cancelled after Rage Against The Machine dropped out of their initial lineup.

They acknowledged that the band’s postponement had already disappointed many fans, but they had no choice but to cancel the show because many people had purchased tickets to see their main headliner.

MCSF also stated that they are already working with RATM to get them “back as soon as possible” and enjoy them performing on stage.

The decision was reached after careful consideration of all available options.

They concluded:

“From the organization, we will continue working so that Mad Cool Sunset can be carried out in 2013 and finally turns out to be the best way to end the summer.”

Along with their post, organisers provided fans with two cancellation options. They could either get their money back or exchange their tickets for another festival.

They also mentioned that concertgoers could exchange their MCSF tickets for a three-day pass to the Andalucia Big Festival in Malaga.

Fans have until September 6 at 8 p.m. to take advantage of the offer. You can find out more by clicking on this link.

The second option they provided to fans was a refund. Except for booking fees, tickets will be automatically refunded.

Concertgoers can expect their money on September 6.

According to early reports, Zack de la Rocha injured his leg last month on tour in Chicago.

The band confirmed that due to “medical advice,” the frontman was advised not to continue performing at their shows.

Aside from their European and UK tour dates, they also cancelled appearances at Mad Cool Sunset and Reading & Leeds festivals.

They said in a statement that they were disappointed to cancel but that de la Rocha needs to rest and recover from his injury.

They concluded:

“We are sorry to all of our fans who have waited years to see us, and hope to Rage again soon.”