Psychlona & Cult of Fire successfully applied for and received the National Interest Exception (NIE), making Psychlona & Cult of Fire two of the first artists from the EU to receive permission to perform in the United States despite the travel ban. Efforts are continuing for Watain, who has petitioned to enter the United States under the National Interest Exception. Please understand that it is highly unlikely that they will be able to achieve this exception, despite our best efforts.
While travel restrictions continue to be in place for much of the world, exceptions are being granted on a case-by-case basis for international artists. This is a process that involves everyone from the European embassies and artist management, to local government officials who are petitioning on our behalf, and our counsel here at Psycho who has worked tirelessly on this process. Please know that all artists, their teams, and the entire Psycho crew are committed to doing everything possible to get these bands to the festival in August.