After an update today by the festival organizers, both weekends of Tomorrowland have been officially canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
As the dance music scene continues to deal with the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many festivals around the world have been postponed or cancelled. Now, after already shutting down their winter edition that was slated for March in France, Tomorrowland has officially cancelled the upcoming edition of the main festival in Boom, Belgium as well.
Originally set to take place over two weekends in July, the status of Tomorrowland moving forward was rocky as the days passed by due to the response from the government. Now, they’ve released a statement on their website officially cancelling this year’s edition.
In their statement, the Tomorrowland team said, “In recent weeks, we have had a lot of consultation with the local and national government in Belgium and with a panel of international experts about the two festival weekends we are all so passionate about. It’s our mission to unite souls from all over the world, but it’s also our top priority to look after the well-being, health, and safety of the People of Tomorrow, our partners and suppliers, our neighbors, the artists, and our team.”
“With a lot of pain in our hearts, we have to inform you that Tomorrowland cannot take place in 2020. We understand and support the governmental order that has just been issued.”
Additionally, they offer up a message of hope during these trying times, saying “What we started together in 2005 became a strong global symbol. We will triumph together and will continue to unite.”
No official status on refunds or other options for purchasers has been released at this time, with their webpage reading that “Every Main Buyer will be contacted by email and within the Tomorrowland Account with more specific information in the following days.” So keep your eyes peeled for information there that is still to come.
Stay tuned for more information about other cancellations and postponements from around the world as we continue to follow the impact coronavirus has on the festival season this year.