The sudden death of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has forced Emmis Communications modern rock “105.7 The Point” KPNT St. Louis, MO to cancel their annual “Pointfest” concert. Soundgarden had been scheduled to headline this weekend’s event.
“It is with deep regret, we are announcing that due to the sudden passing of Chris Cornell of Soundgarden last night, Pointfest on Saturday is canceled,” a station statement read. “105.7 The Point, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and Live Nation extend our deepest sympathies to the members of Soundgarden, their crew, management and the Cornell family.”
The music festival was to be held Sat. (May 20) at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and also included Stone Sour, Pierce the Veil, Greek Fire, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Biffy Clyro, Dillinger Escape Plan, The Hush List and Monster Eats Manhattan.