Flemish mayors see the continuation of popular festivals among Dutch Tomorrowland and Rock Werchter not sit.
Where it remains deafeningly silent in the Netherlands about whether to continue the major festivals, the Belgians can already look forward to a free summer festival. Interior Minister Pieter De Crem not think that the events could continue, he says in Belgian media. A decision is expected very soon.
De Crem responds to concerns of the mayors of Tree and Rotselaar, which occur respectively Tomorrowland and Rock Werchter. They see it not down to allow the festival to continue because of the coronavirus. Not only festival goers but also local residents are worried because in both festivals often revelers from around the world. In the Netherlands, two popular festivals. Tens of thousands of music / dance lovers make an annual trip across the border to the great Flemish events.
“The National Security Council will on my proposal at a forthcoming meeting, if not the next, taking a very clear position,” De Crem. Previously Marc van Ranst suggested, the most authoritative virologist in Belgium, though the chance is very small major festivals this summer could continue.
In the Netherlands, all large events canceled until June 1st. Organizers of major festivals like Pinkpop, Lowlands and Down the Rabbit Hole assume that this continue, in principle, if no new measures are announced.
MOJO, the largest concert organizer Netherlands, said last week that it has serious concerns about all festivals. “In theory, everything goes through and there we go also,” director John Mulder told 3voor12 “There are two elements that play a role. Decide as artists not to come, it can have a snowball effect and the third. : we get to June 1, the international aviation industry going again because if we do not get from A to B artists and their stuff, it stops? “.
Rock Werchter posted on Instagram recently “to go 100 days!” A photo with a text of the order. That was when festivalgoers totally wrong. The organization offered them apologized and admitted that the picture was not as convenient. At the festival in standing near Brussels names for the next edition (2 to July 5) as Pearl Jam, Liam Gallagher, Kendrick Lamar, Twenty One Pilots and System of a Down programmed. Dance festival Tomorrowland in Boom is scheduled from 17th to 26th July.