The concert, which takes place on Friday, June 28, will benefit Grrrls Rock Columbus
Earlier this week, ComFest dropped Unchipped and Weed Demon from its lineup at the demand of its insurance company, Tokio Marine HCC, according to a statement released by the festival.
Posting to its official site, ComFest said the decision was necessary in order to preserve the festival, which would not have been able to take place absent the required coverage.
No further reasoning has been given for the dismissal, or as to why these two bands were singled out from the pack.
With some time unexpectedly freed up, Unchipped and Weed Demon have regrouped to announce a free, all-ages replacement show at Used Kids Records, 2500 Summit St. in North Campus. The concert takes place at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 28. Collected donations will be given to Grrrls Rock Columbus.
Read statements from each band below:
It was of the utmost importance to our band that any performance during the ComFest weekend from Unchipped reflect the values that we believe ComFest should stand for. We are excited to raise funds for such an amazing organization (Grrrls Rock Columbus) and thankful to our hosts at Used Kids Records for not only providing a venue, but pledging to support our fundraising efforts.
We are genuinely and wholeheartedly thrilled that something positive could come out of this whole ComFest debacle. This artist community in Columbus has shown us and Unchipped so much support since our unfortunate removal from the festival. So what better way to show our gratitude than playing a donation based show at one of the cities most revered underground treasures, Used Kids? We hope that everyone who wanted to see us perform at ComFest will join us for this intimate show in support of a great cause.