FQ20 cancelled because of COVID-19
Dear freQs and Space Cats,
We trembled and hoped for a long time, but as we all expected due to the recent development, the federal government has just announced that there will be no major events in Austria this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a heavy heart, we unfortunately have to cancel FQ20. Even if the cancellation has already cost us a lot of tears, we are 100% behind the decision of the federal government – after all, this is about our health.
Our „baby“ was born in Vienna in front of about 5000 people 20 years ago in 2001. Since then we have looked after it self-sacrificingly and proudly watched it grow up. 2020 should have been its big 20th anniversary. We were already in the middle of the last planning phases to make this anniversary an unforgettable experience for all of us. Unfortunately, we now have to cancel our plans for this year. But we will definitely not be discouraged. We are optimistic about the future and therefore announce today that in August 2021 we will see each other again. And it will be the most beautiful, colorful and loudest reunion of the year!
FM4 FREQUENCY FESTIVAL 2021, August 19-21, 2021, Greenpark, St. Pölten
We are working hard to be able to provide you with all further information (including tickets) in the coming days. Please give us some time until everything is cleared up here. Thank you very much for your understanding and support.
All the best and take good care of you and your beloved ones!
Your FM4 Frequency Team
FQ20 Green Camping
If you appreciate rock’n’roll on the one hand, but also a bit of peace and quiet while camping on the other hand, you can stay at the FM4 Frequency Festival Green Camping area. One registration per person ☛ https://bit.ly/FQ20greencamping
FQ20 Early Camping Info
And as a special treat for everyone who arrives earlier, on Wednesday there will be an official pre-party on the Red Bull Stage. With: Luciano, BHZ, Jugo Ürdens, Yung Gravy & Pan Kee Bois.
Line Up Phase 4 - Red Bull Stage (pt. 1)
In these tense times we deliver some good news straight to your living room. 🙌🏼 The PreQuency – the official preparty for all early campers * – will happen on Wed., August 19th! Live on stage: Luciano, BHZ, Jugo Ürdens, Yung Gravy & die pan kee bois!
For Thursday please welcome on the Red Bull Stage: Folkshilfe, Highly Suspect, Tom Gregory, Kytes & Lisa Pac! The line up for Friday & Saturday will come in the next few weeks.
* All information about the early camping opening hours will follow in the coming days.
Ticket Info: next week the festival passes are expected to be SOLD OUT! VIP / BFF festival passes, daily tickets (without camping option), glamping / comfort / caravan tickets are available at frequency.at/tickets und at bit.ly/FQ20Tix
FQ20 Line Up Phase 3 - Daypark
New acts for FQ20: Marshmello, Future, Martin Garrix, Timmy Trumpet, Migos, Die Antwoord, Daddy Yankee, Afrojack, Vini Vici, Sum 41, Ska-P, James Arthur, Ferdinand And Left Boy, Von Wegen Lisbeth, Arizona Zervas, Mabel, Elderbrook, Fever 333, Tom Walker, Octavian, LaBrassBanda, Meduza, Antilopen Gang, Trevor Daniel, Cavetown, Jamule & Palaye Royale.
Daily Tickets (!), festival passes (95% Sold Out), VIP/BFF-Festivalpässe, Glamping- Caravan- und Comfort tickets available at bit.ly/FQ20Tix
COVID-19 Info (11.03.2020, 20:00)
Dear Frequency Gang,
despite the tense situation we want to look into the future positively and let you know that FM4 Frequency 2020 will take place as planned in five months. We will of course keep an eye on all current developments regarding COVID-19 and keep you posted. The whole team, the city of St. Pölten, everyone involved in organizing this event are 150% invested in making this year’s festival edition at least as remarkable as the last one. You all deserve a super awesome festival!
In the unlikely event that the festival has to be canceled completely, the ticket price (excluding fees & ticket offices expenses) will of course be refunded at the ticket office where you bought your tickets.
Much love and strength go out to all members of the creative industry and colleagues who are affected by the current measures and event cancellations. We hope that COVID-19 will soon be defeated and everyone can quickly get back on track. 💪 ❤ 🤞
The wait is finally over. ⏰ This is the schedule for a march filled with announcements: 03.03. – NIGHTPARK ANNOUNCEMENT, 12.03. – DAYPARK ANNOUNCEMENT & 17.03. – RED BULL MUSIC STAGE ANNOUNCEMENMT 🎉 🎉 🎉 #beprepared
Line Up Phase 2 // 03.03.
Believe it or not 🙈🙃, but next week on Tuesday we will announce the next acts for FQ20 🎊
Where is Line-Up Phase 2?
The previously announced “band wave” has still not been released. Why is that so? Are we cruel sadists who intentionally want to torture you for months? Of course not 🙃 We would have loved to release line-up phase 2 by the end of last year. Unfortunately, the music business doesn’t always work as easily as desired. Although we deal with the question of how the perfect line-up looks like all year round, the practical implementation is a hard and rocky road. Because a perfect line-up depends on whether the following questions can be answered with „Yes“ (we have unfortunately had to accept „No“ several times in the past few months):
Is the desired artist from 20.-22. August available?
We all know how difficult it can often be to set up a suitable 3-day date for a trip with friends. Now imagine that you are an internationally successful act, whose calendar is packed with appointments 365 days a year.
Is St. Pölten geographically suitable for a show?
The majority of artists travel with several trucks and buses. Therefore, a tour must be planned perfectly geographically in order not to have to make unnecessary detours.
Is the Austrian market even interesting for the act?
With just under 9 million inhabitants (New York: 8.3 million; London: 8.9 million), Austria is a very small market for the music industry and is therefore unfortunately often underestimated by international acts and disregarded on tours.
So, enough of an excursion into the music business. Back to our own inability and history of suffering 😉
09.12.2019: One day before the planned announcement we receive the information from an agency that we cannot release the line-up as planned because some acts want to announce their tour dates for 2020 shortly before Christmas.
11.12.2019: We receive the information that the tour dates (and the associated FQ20 announcement) will be reschuled to the new year. We expect a realistic announcement at the end of January.
28.12.2019: Some artists (including headliners) change their tour plans for 2020 and decide against a show at the FM4 Frequency Festival. The search for replacements begins and turns out to be difficult and time-consuming.
January 2020 – now: We are in contact with a lot of international agencies and have several suitable acts in the „pipeline“. However, we have to wait for their bomb-proof approval before we can go out with it. Hence the repeated delay. After all, we want to offer you a neat band package and not a half-ass alternative.
We are so sorry to have to torture you so long this year. We are working hard to present Line Up Phase 2 to you soon and keep you up to date. Thank you for your support and your patience –festival passes are 90 % sold-out! ❤️