After already being forced to postpone this year’s edition due to COVID-19, Tomorrowland Winter has now canceled the 2021 edition.
Back in March, one of the first festivals to fall victim to the Coronavirus pandemic was Tomorrowland Winter. Originally slated to take place at the end of the winter season, the French government stepped in to prevent the festival from moving forward as the number of cases began to grow in Europe. Now, the 2021 edition has also been put on ice as the future remains uncertain and preparations for the festival simply cannot move forward at this time.
In their statement that was released earlier today on their website, the festival organizers stated, “Tomorrowland Winter 2021 cannot take place due to the uncertain circumstances created by COVID-19. Organizing a festival such as Tomorrowland Winter requires a lot of preparation, both by the organisers and local partners, as well as by you, the People of Tomorrow. Considering the current lack of prospects for the coming months, Tomorrowland has no choice but to not organize a Tomorrowland Winter edition in 2021.”
At the time of publishing, no official statement has been posted to their social media channels. The main buyer who purchased passes or had vouchers for Tomorrowland Winter 2021 will receive an email with more information on the options. Please check the FAQ on their website for more details and information.
This announcement, along with Bonnaroo’s recent shift to fall dates, is a true indicator of the uncertain nature of festivals moving forward in 2021. If you’re planning to attend any events next year, please make sure that your ticket and travel purchases are refundable as we continue to dive deeper into the final months of 2020.
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.