Tomorrowland 2020 reportedly to be cancelled by local authorities, multiple reports say
It looks like the uncertainty of whether Tomorrowland 2020 can take place this summer has now been lifted. It’s a tough time for the event and music industry as the Coronavirus is threatening the existence of artists and companies involved in staging events. Major festivals and concerts, like Ultra Music Festival, and most recently Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas (EDCLV) have been rescheduled or canceled due to regulations and preventive measures to contain the spread of the virus by local governments.
Multiple news Belgian outlets, like the Belgian broadcasting agency for the French community of Belgium, have reported that the mayors of the municipalities of Werchter and Aarstelaar, which are next to the municipalities of Boom and Rumst where Tomorrowland 2020 is taking place, have canceled events and festivals for the upcoming summer.
In addition, Sophie De Wit (N-VA), mayor of the municipality of Aarstelaar, explained to RTBF, never having asked for cancellation, “since it is not my responsibility”. The festival taking place in the town of Boom. However, a few days ago, the mayor of the town of Boom, he, where the festival takes place, called to cancel the festival: “the time has come to say ‘it stops here'”. Without, however, this decision being, to date, official.
There is still no word from the Tomorrowland organizers on this, however, being very realistic, it would neither be a smart nor a safe idea to continue staging the event this year while we’re going through a worldwide pandemic. We understand the disappointment of attendees, that have been looking forward to attending Tomorrowland this year, as well as the organizers, which have been working tirelessly to make it happen.
Editor’s note: The article is based on what the local trustable authorities reported and isn’t an opinion generated article. The article nowhere to confirm that the festival is already canceled.
While this is not a 100% confirmation that Tomorrowland will be cancelled, as this decision is to be made by the Belgian National Security Council, this is a major development in the story whether Tomorrowland will be taking place, and mayors of affected municipalities are currently awaiting the decision and advice by the National Security Council.
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