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Metal Festival Plans Disrupted by Protest


. (TeamRock Radio) A South African metal festival featuring Cannibal Corpse and Hatebreed has had to switch venues - supposedly after complaints from a local Christian group.

Witchfest was due to take place on farmland in the North West Province town of Hartbeespoort from April 2-6. But it's been moved to Lanseria, midway between Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Organisers blame the Hartbeespoort "Christian community" for the late switch, but vow the event will go ahead and have promised to help fans who have already booked travel and accommodation for the original venue.

In a statement, organisers say: "You need to be ready to roll with the punches. Witchfest festival was dealt another blow (non lethal) this past week." Read more here.

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