His technical skills are outstanding , normally. He can mix with 3 Decks without probs.I'm not a huge fan of Carl Cox personally either and wouldn't rush to see him - but I must admit his ANL set at the final night of his revolution residency was superb! The first few hours vinyl only and digging into his collection and I personally loved it for what it was!
Until it's politically advantageous. No other reason, stupid they haven't removed the restrictionsWas hoping they would open travel from Europe. Not sure what they are waiting on tbh.
I'm sure it will be fine - surely there are plans in place by both promotor and artist to ensure that all bases are covered and this goes ahead as planned!
Its a tricky one with refunds though, you can argue you have been mis-sold if the act you paid for didn't appear, but its also probably in the T's and C's about circumstances beyond the promoters control.
Paying big money to see a lesser known act would leave a bad taste in the buyers mouth and mean they don't return to that festival/promoter/venue. Personally id be happy with a replacement act who is of similar stature/genre but not all buyers will be as charitable.