Before the Province of Antwerp and the City of Antwerp issued even stricter coronavirus countermeasures, Antwerp Pride replaced the traditionally crowded pride parade with a ‘Trail of Stories‘.
Due to the new measures in the City of Antwerp regarding a new and serious spike in COVID-19 cases, Antwerp Pride cancels some events and will focus more on the digital pop-up channel AntwerpPride.TV. What is cancelled and what can continue?
“You’ve all been watching the news, so this probably won’t come as a surprise: due to the corona regulations in Antwerp we are cancelling our public events for this year’s edition of Antwerp Pride“, is the harsh but only possible message from Antwerp Pride.
Belgium has taken new coronavirus countermeasures. The hardest hit Province of Antwerp took even stricter countermeasures with a curfew. The City of Antwerp – actually the Arrondissement of Antwerp* – even more so, cancelling all events. Obviously it affects the Antwerp Queer Arts Festival (AQAF) and Antwerp Pride.
Exhibitions, debates, walks… From 5 through 9 August you will be able to come out of your home during the thirteenth edition of Antwerp Pride. But also indoors, you’ll be able to celebrate Antwerp Pride with a fun package and the new streaming platform AntwerpPride.TV. At the same time, the organization is also asking the…
No crowded parade or other parties for Antwerp Pride 2020, obviously. But a walking trail, a pop-up tv channel – AntwerpPride.TV – and other alternatives are there to fill a void.
In a newsletter, Antwerp Pride has announced launching a TV channel at the end of July. As coronavirus COVID-19 makes any mass event impossible, Antwerp Pride is looking for alternatives.
Today, 23 May, the Belgian Pride parade should have been held in Brussels. For obvious viral reasons that was impossible.
Safety first. After postponement from May to August, The Belgian Pride has now decided to cancel the parade. Coronavirus countermeasures make it impossible. “There are just too many uncertainties.”
Antwerp Pride had to cancel the large gatherings for the 2020 edition due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. No parade, no music festival.