The BPM Festival Costa Rica will not move forward this year after the government enacted new COVID-19 restrictions that banned mass events.
The new year has brought forth a flurry of festival announcements, but the pandemic continues to be a foe of festival organizers around the globe. This past week saw the cancelation of Departure Festival in Mexico, and today has brought more bad news for house and techno lovers looking to bask in warmer temperatures as The BPM Festival Costa Rica has also been forced to postpone its edition this year.
Originally set to take place on January 12-18 in Tamarindo, The BPM Festival Costa Rica boasted of a lineup featuring some of the best names in the house and techno scene today. Unfortunately, rising concerns surrounding COVID-19 in the region were addressed by the Costa Rican President, who enacted new restrictions on the country that included a ban on mass gatherings from January 11-23. With dates that landed right in the middle of that time period, the festival’s organizers had no other options but to look towards 2023 for their return.
Those who had purchased passes for The BPM Festival Costa Rica have a few options that they can exercise in the coming days. There is an option to transfer your pass to the upcoming edition in 2023, receive the allocated refund (85% of the ticket’s face value), or exchange the value of your pass for official BPM merchandise that can be picked up this week at the Diria Convention Center. The full terms can be found via their website while those with hotel reservations should contact Tulu Travel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for further details on festival postponements and cancelations as concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic continue.