CORONAVIRUS | Mayors want Tomorrowland festival cancelled

The mayors of Boom and Rumst in the Province of Antwerp want Tomorrowland 2020 cancelled. The risk of (re-)importing coronavirus COVID-19 into Belgium is too big, they say.

Techno festival Tomorrowland is scheduled for 17-19 and 24-26 July in De Schorre in Boom. Neighbouring Rumst hosts a camping site.

Tomorrowland organisers realize their festival is all but cancelled, but they warn for the economic impact. Not only the festival itself, but hundreds of suppliers, contractors and creatives will see their source of income vanish.

Tomorrowland claims its impact on Belgium’s and Flanders‘s economy is 275 million euro. If all summer music festivals are cancelled, the impact is said to be 1.5 billion euros.

The mayors and Tomorrowland are waiting for the National Security Council to decide. Antwerp Pride chairman Bart Abeel stated recently Tomorrowland’s fate would be an indication for the Antwerp event.

Source: VRT NWS

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