Unfortunately, due to the circumstances the festival’s team decided to postpone the whole thing for April next year.

Below you can find the announcement shared via the festival’s Facebook page.

Hello friends,
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: Unfortunately we cannot hold the KEEP IT TRUE Festival in April 2021 either. The current situation does not allow a regular KIT under any circumstances. Events are not allowed, nor is it possible to fly in any bands. We have observed the situation till, but it is also important for you to plan and that is why we have decided to postpone the KIT to April 27-30, 2022.

To Summarize:
– All tickets from 2020/2021 remain valid for 2022. This applies to the festival (Thur., Fri. and Sat.) as well as the Warm Up Show.
If you cannot attend the 2022 event, we would like to ask you to offer the tickets either on our Facebook event page or privately to friends. The festival is completely sold out and reselling shouldn’t be a big problem. Refunds are an existential problem for us and therefore we would like to ask you to use the reselling option.

Unfortunately this time we couldn’t postpone all the bands for a year. Due to scheduling conflicts, Sabbat, Metalucifer, Visigoth and Blood Star cannot appear in 2022, but we will of course make up for them and replace these bands adequately. Legend have to cancel completely. Drummer and last original member Ray Frigon doesn’t want to travel to Europe anymore under the conditions (vaccinations etc.) at the age of 66
2/3 of the tickets for KIT Thursday are sold, here you can find the remaining tickets:
https://posthalle.reservix.de/p/reservix/event/1619368

However, we still kept one option open. If it is possible to hold a regular KIT in October 2021, we will do that. However, that would be a “new” KIT with a completely new line-up and ticket sales. The current tickets would not apply to this. We will only decide for it, when it is 100% certain that we are allowed to host KIT regularly. We hope to know more in late summer. We definitely reserved the venue for the whole of October. We think that this variant is the fairest and most transparent for you. We definitely don’t want to announce something again and have to postpone it again.

We would like to thank you for your loyalty and support over many years. The reactions to our KEEP IT TRUE TV are outstanding, we would also like to say thank you for that. We try everything to offer you a unique concert experience and therefore often go different ways, this time too. We hope we can rely on your support in the future too. Here is the billing for 2022 so far. We will update you on the pending and replacement bands hopefully very soon.

KEEP IT TRUE XXIII
Wednesday (Warm Up Show) 27.04.2022 Dittigheim Turnhalle
Helstar
(Playing the first two albums in its entirety plus only 80s songs)
Smoulder
Vultures Vengeance
Old Mother Hell
Herzel
Thursday 28.04.2022 Tauberfrankenhalle Lauda-Königshofen
Aria
Infernal Majesty
Halloween
(playing “Don’t Metal with Evil” in its entirety)
Tyrant (Ger)
(Reunion)
Griffin
Persian Risk
Bleak House
(exclusive one off reunion)
Crush
Sanhedrin
Crypt Sermon
Friday: 29.04.2022 Tauberfrankenhalle Lauda-Königshofen
Cirith Ungol
Sanctuary
(Playing “Into The Mirror Black” in its entirety)
Heathen
(Old School Set)
Slough Feg
Realm
Trespass
Genocide Nippon
Riot City
Fer De Lance
Saturday 30.04.2022 Tauberfrankenhalle Lauda-Königshofen
Loudness
(40th anniversary, 80s only set)
Geoff Tate
(Playing Rage For Order in its entirety plus songs from EP and Warning)
Acid
Gravestone
Cyclone
Marquis De Sade
Elixir
Vulture (Ger)
Solicitor