Belgian hardcore festival Groezrock will not take place in 2018.

The news was announced this morning by Belgian website HLN, who claim that there is not enough manpower to make the festival happen next year, and that there isn’t enough time to book a sufficient line-up as a consequence.

Four of the organisation’s eleven members called off their duties this year for various reasons, with not enough time in place to replace them.

The upsetting news has some silver lining, though; the organizers are planning an indoor version of the Meerhout festival for later on in the year. More details of that are expected soon.

Read more here (in Dutch) about the absence of Groezrock 2018, and you can watch 2017’s aftermovie below.