Groezrock Festival release statement following Brussels terror-attacks

By Sammy Jenkins

Published by GIGSoup

Punk-rock festival Groezrock has taken to their Facebook page to address any concerns following the attacks in Brussels yesterday.

The two-day festival that is set to take place next month at Meerhout, Belgium described how they ‘hope that the situation will return to normal as soon as possible’, consoling festival goers that there’s no indication that Groezrock is ‘a possible target.’

‘We are however in close contact with the security services. They are telling us that for now we should go ahead and do not need to take any extreme measures” they added.

Groezrock went on to explain that if the situation was to change they would ‘of course immediately’ let people know through their website and social media.

At least 31 people have been killed and nearly 200 injured after attacks at the Brussels international airport and a metro station in the Belgian capital. The attacks come days after the capture of Salah Abdeslam, the main fugitive in the November Paris attacks. The so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Brussels attacks via its A’Maq news agency.

The Belgian music festival expressed their sincere condolences to the families and victims involved.

“We hope from the bottom of our hearts that all of your friends and loved ones are safe and would like to express our condolences to the families of the victims.”

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