The BPM Festival Malta Cancels Upcoming Edition Due to COVID-19

The BPM Festival: Portugal 2017 at Blanco Beach
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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.

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Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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