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Kerrang! to temporarily cease publishing due to COVID-19

By | Published on Friday 3 April 2020


Kerrang! has announced that it is suspending publication of its print magazine for three months due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our decision is based on the fact that during this period of national lockdown it has become virtually impossible to distribute a weekly magazine effectively”, says a statement. “The closure of several local newsagents and the decrease of sales at travel points in the last fortnight have both affected what we do, along with the understandable decision taken by supermarkets to prioritise the delivery of groceries. Equally, the idea of telling our audience to visit a shop during a period of high contagion seems irresponsible”.

“The widespread cancellation and/or postponement of major festivals, tours and album releases also means that we are unable to deliver key pieces of coverage in May and June”, the statement goes on. “That said, we will continue to serve you and to keep you informed on what’s happening in the scene that we all love by delivering the best rock content on the planet through our website, as well as through all of our digital channels”.

The statement adds that there are plans to fill the downtime with a “number of exciting plans that we will unveil in the next week or so that will provide you with further entertainment during these turbulent times”.

Plans are to return to a weekly schedule from 8 Jul. Subscriptions will be extended to take into account the break.