Belgium’s Consultative Committee decided that large festivals can go ahead from August 13th, according to reports in local media. This is wonderful news for EDM fans around the world, as large festivals like Tomorrowland or Pukkelpop were depending on this.
Tomorrowland released a statement sharing the wonderful news. The festival plans to study the new guidance and prepare a few scenarios before giving attendees further information. According to the government, only people who have had their first vaccination against the coronavirus or who have tested negative would be allowed to attend according to local media. Despite this huge step forward for events like Tomorrowland, there is still a lot to discuss. It’s unclear whether there will be a capacity limit, but details will be coming.
Last weekend, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced that major festivals should be possible again in the second part of the summer. But only if the circumstances are appropriate.
“I think we can indeed have a beautiful summer, and I call for clear, careful agreements to ensure that major festivals can continue safely. Firstly, you can only start organizing big festivals when hospitals are a safe haven. You have to show that you have been vaccinated or that you have had a recent negative test. A ‘corona passport’ is essential.”
Federal Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke
Belgian Government Opens The Door for Tomorrowland 2021 in August and September
Although there is still much to discover regarding this announcement, this could be a great step for Tomorrowland. We must remember that the festival changed its original dates to the end of August. Tomorrowland Weekend 1 will be August 27, 28, and 29 while Weekend 2 will be September 3, 4, and 5. The Belgian government will allow large events like Tomorrowland from August 13.
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