Everyone was excited as Tomorrowland dates have been released this month, but after few weeks of releasing dates, unfortunately, Tomorrowland is officially canceled.
Tomorrowland is one of the world’s biggest music festivals, hosting variety of genres. The organizers looking to strand dates after the Begian government rejected the permit application of festival.
In this week, government officials opposed the festivals dues to rising numbers of covid cases.
Lastly the festival got canceled.
Earlier the mayors of Belgian cities— Doom and Rumst, hadn’t allow a permit to host such a massive festival according toVRT News. The festivals have been planned for August and September. But the officers according to report quoted it as risks to public safety and health”
The organizers reported it, a sledgehammer blow” as the mayor of the cities banned the festival had been postponed several times in the past dues to covid19. Also this year the safety of people is more important. But the officials appealed to local decision.
“We haven’t had a festival for two years, which is very hard both financially and emotionally for our entire team,” said one of the spokesman, Debby Wilmsen. “We were so keen on this, and it all looked positive”, he added.
“After 15 years of intensive cooperation with the municipalities of Boom and Rumst, this feels very sour,we find this very unfortunate after the many constructive preparations and conversations we have had. We do not know for a while what is happening to us”, he also added.
The main reasons regarding the permit rejection according to VRT News, which asked from organizers of festival.
“The Ministerial Decree regarding the maximum capacity at events from mid-August (75,000 people) has not yet been published. That is why mayors can legally only allow events up to 400 people for the time being,” reported by officials of Tomorrowland.
This isn’t only problem the festivals can lack police.
“If the police forces have to carry out additional identity and corona checks at Tomorrowland, then there will be insufficient capacity for their essential tasks,” the festival’s official also stated.
“But we understand that both arguments are resolved very quickly, when the Ministerial Decree is published, and if identity checks are carried out by private security companies may be performed.”
Lastly, GEMS, an advisory group handling the country of Belgium’s coronavirus response, reportedly had concerns despite Prime Minister Alexander De Croo’s promising summer plan for large festivals.
The continuation cancellations break down workers and people relating the festivals. After cancellation in May, it was expected that the festival will be organized after summer. Workers relating the festivals have huge loss.