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5 aug

German punk rock legends DONOTS hit the German album charts at #1 with their latest record „Heut ist ein guter Tag” With 12 studio albums, various tv/radio hit singles and award nominations in the books, German punk rock legends DONOTS have not only been an acclaimed household name and a fixed landmark in the worldwide punk scene for almost 3 decades – they still manage to excel themselves with every new release and extend their worldwide fanbase after a mere 1400 shows in 22 countries.

It comes as no surprise that their latest album „Heut ist ein guter Tag“ („Today is a good day“) takes the band to yet the next level of greatness: February 2023 saw their first #1 record in the German album charts after some 29 years. What’s most impressive: The sympathetic, hard working five-piece managed to hit the pole position of the charts with their own indie label Solitary Man Records (founded as an intercontinental record label in Japan in 2005 after major success in Nippon). The band joined forces with Warner distribution for said endeavour after working together with labels such as Universal, Sony/BMG or Burning Heart Records in the past.

DONOTS are renowned for super catchy, uplifting posi punk rock anthems, amazing songwriting skills paying tribute to classic punk, indie rock and 80s pop with a fresh and unique appropach, clever lyrics in both English and German, taking social and political action for a better world and most of all being one of the very best, most intense, entertaining and stunning live bands on the planet.

What’s more: Ingo, Alex, Guido, Purgen and Eike have been touring and collaborating with various big names of the scene such as Green Day, Die Toten Hosen, Rise Against, Die Ärzte, Frank Turner, Billy Talent, Bad Religion, Flogging Molly, Rancid and many more. Their songs have been used for several TV, video game and film productions and only recently the band started hosting their own punk rock radio show on Germany’s biggest rock radio station: Radio BOB. Today’s a good day for the DONOTS for sure.

Dear visitor,

With a lot of energy and confidence and after years of research and inventory, the preparations for the Flycatcher Rock Festival started last year. We have worked together with very experienced people and companies from the festival world to organize a solid festival with a high-quality line-up. In the end, Flycatcher did not succeed in its set-up, because, despite the preparation, the right experience and knowledge, but certainly also a good line-up, there was not enough enthusiasm for this festival. That made us decide to cancel the festival because of too little interest from other potential visitors. That was a very difficult decision, but there was no other option.

For the festival, all parties involved worked hard to promote and implement the festival in a responsible manner, but the fact remains that due to the disappointing ticket sale, the financial risks were too high. The only conclusion that could ultimately be drawn was to cancel the festival. This decision has not been easy, but it was the only pure option.

In the background, we have been working hard in recent months to limit the financial consequences of the festival and to investigate possible alternatives. The fact is that all input and funds received have been paid to bands and suppliers, but also that there are no further funds left to pay the rest of the claims. To our great regret, this also applies to the people who have bought a ticket, but also to partners such as Stanislaus Brewskovitch who have suffered a major financial setback due to this situation. The situation has been submitted to various authorities and the consequence is that Flycatcher Festival BV will cease to exist.

We are very sorry that this has happened.

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