Anthrax have canceled their show at 2023’s Bloodstock Open Air festival due to “logistical issues beyond their control”.
The thrash metal legends were going to perform on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on August 12, 2023.
Anthrax will be replaced by Triptykon, who will perform a special Celtic Frost set. Frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer said the performance would be a special one for him:
“It was audiences and media in the U.K. who first embraced Celtic Frost‘s music in the mid-1980s and gave this band a history and career. Without their support, I wouldn’t be here as the musician I have become. Moreover, we have also been very fortunate with Triptykon to be granted an equally warm welcome every time we have played the U.K. This is particularly true for our past appearances at Bloodstock.
It is thus truly a special honor and pleasure for us to have been asked by Bloodstock to play this unique Celtic Frost-themed concert at Bloodstock 2023. There will be many memories and emotions.”
You can check out the festival’s official lineup change announcement below: