by: David Klemow
by: David Klemow
Jun 23, 2021
It’s official—Tomorrowland 2021 is cancelled.
Following the denial of needed permits, or extra particularly, the dearth of a ministerial decree formally permitting such large-scale occasions to happen, Tomorrowland has been pressured to cancel its 2021 iteration and financial institution on a profitable run of their second annual digital alternative, Round The World.
Just lately, the mayors of Growth and Rumst held a joint press convention whereby each authorities officers agreed that an occasion of Tomorrowland’s scale would apply undue stress on native legislation enforcement and pose an general security threat to the general public too nice to adequately put together for. Following the June 16 press convention, Tomorrowland known as the occasion ban a “large catastrophe,” although now competition organizers are softening their stance in an official assertion,
“It’s with heavy coronary heart that our group should announce that the sixteenth version of Tomorrowland Belgium can’t happen in 2021. The complete staff fought until the tip and did every part in its powers to write down a brand new chapter within the historical past of Tomorrowland. Our dream was to welcome the Individuals of Tomorrow, who we’ve been lacking for too lengthy, to have a good time life to the fullest. However sadly, the native authorities has not given the allow to prepare Tomorrowland. We maintain wanting positively in direction of the longer term and strongly imagine that music will unite us once more quickly. Ticketholders for Tomorrowland Belgium shall be contacted personally. Dwell As we speak, Love Tomorrow, Unite Endlessly.”
As a small comfort to minimize the blow of this yr’s cancellation, Tomorrowland’s digital counterpart, Round The World, proved to be a good stand-in for the in-person occasion final yr, taking the highest spot on 2020’s listing of the yr’s finest digital occasions. See Tomorrowland’s official announcement beneath.
Featured picture: Tomorrowland/Fb