After pressure from the Maltese Tourism Authority due to an uptick of COVID-19 cases, The BPM Festival has canceled its upcoming edition on the island.
Earlier this month The BPM Festival and other promoters who were looking to keep the party going this year set their sights on the island of Malta as a refuge for their upcoming editions. But as the island began to re-open, an uptick of cases also began to surface which led to the Medical Association of Malta taking a hard stance and threatening action if these festivals were not canceled.
Today, after conversations between the organizers and the Maltese Tourism Authority took place surrounding these concerns, the show has officially been canceled. “We worked closely with the Maltese Authorities from the beginning to put on The BPM Festival: Malta, but in light of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases over the past week, The BPM Festival: Malta can no longer take place in a safe manner,” said the organizers in a statement posted to their social channels.
Those who had purchased tickets for the upcoming edition on Malta will receive a full face-value refund that will be arriving in the next 30 working days. If you purchased travel or accommodation to the festival, please contact your provider for further information regarding refunds or other options.
The BPM Festival Malta was set to feature a stacked lineup of house and techno artists on September 11-13 with names like Adam Beyer, Michael Bibi, Skream, FISHER, and plenty more dotting the bill. No details of a future edition on the island have surfaced as of publishing.
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.