It was already announced on Thursday that the construction of Pukkelpop had been halted. The organization wanted clarity from the government about the Covid Safe Ticket announced on Monday; the proof with which vaccinated and negatively tested visitors can access major events from 13 August. For unvaccinated visitors, the measure would mean that they would have to be tested several times during the festival.
“Last Monday it was announced that the current measures make it impossible for us to organize the festival,” the organization writes. “The situation in which the government finds itself is certainly not to be envied. And neither are ours.” Most of the visitors are young and therefore, according to the organization, often not fully vaccinated. “Their happiness, but also their safety, is our main concern.”
It was also announced on Friday that the Antillean Festivities in the Belgian city of Hoogstraten will not take place this year. “On Monday we announced with great enthusiasm that we would continue. But the ongoing uncertainty about validity of tests, rules for foreign visitors, closing time, forces us to make this decision. Believe us, it is very hard,” according to the organization. Antillean Feesten wants to be a festival of freedom and fraternization. It has long been clear that we would have to give up part of this due to the corona measures. But we don’t want to be a festival with a test village.”
Also cross these festivals
From the Belgian festivals Graspop, Rock Werchter and Tomorrowland had been known for some time that this year’s editions have been postponed to 2022. For dance festival Tomorrowland, the apple was extra sour this year. The event received the green light from the government, but the municipalities of Boom and Rumst decided not to grant the festival a permit.
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Besides Pukkelpop, these Belgian festivals are also canceled | Culture
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