After the Government's decision, several summer festivals announced their rescheduling for 2021. Others prefer to “wait for the final decision of the Assembly of the Republic”.
This Thursday, after the Council of Ministers, the Government announced that summer festivals are banned "until September 30, 2020".
“It is necessary to prohibit the holding of music festivals, until September 30, 2020, and the adoption of an exceptional regime aimed at music festivals that cannot be held at the scheduled place, day or time, due to the pandemic ”, said the Executive in communication.
In the same note, the Government clarifies that all people who bought tickets for shows, which were scheduled for between February 28 and September 30, will have to receive “a voucher of equal value to the price of the ticket paid”.
NOS Primavera Sound
Given this decision by the Government, many festivals known to the general public began to publicize their decisions. NOS Primavera Sound, which initially postponed the event to September 3, 4 and 5, announced its intention to postpone this year's edition to June 2021.
“The idea is to be in June of next year, on the second weekend. Very soon we will announce the poster for next year. Most of the artists will be present in 2021, including headliners, and we will probably even reinforce the poster with names that in June could not be available and for the year they may be, ”he told Radio Observer José Barreiro, organizer of this Porto festival.
Vodafone Paredes de Coura
Vodafone Paredes de Coura has also advanced, in communication, that the “twenty-eighth edition will take place in 2021”, adding that “as soon as the Assembly of the Republic transforms the Government's decision into law, more information will be shared”.
To the Lusa agency, the director of the festival, João Carvalho, admitted that he wants to do an event in the winter, if the security conditions defined by the health authorities are verified.
The objective, he explained, is to celebrate the festival, but also to help commerce, artists and all the structures that depend financially on the festival.
MEO Living Tides
“After conversations and meetings with the Government, we understood that this was a subject of no return for 2020. Thus, the 14th edition of MEO Marés Vivas will be postponed to the year 2021, from 16 to 18 July”, read in the statement released by the organization.
The organization of the northern festival also indicates that the tickets for the 2021 edition will “keep the same values” and that “they will provide information on ticket exchange in the coming days”. The poster will be announced “starting next week”.
EDP Vilar de Mouros
The organization of EDP Vilar de Mouros, in Caminha, said it is working to keep the 2020 edition poster in 2021.
“We are working to ensure the best possible poster, both the artists that we have already announced, as well as artists that we have already‘ closed ’and have not yet announced. We are trying with agencies and agents to keep the poster in 2021 ″, Diogo Marques, of the festival's organization, told Lusa.
Rock in Rio Lisboa
Rock in Rio was the first of the big summer festivals to be canceled. In early April, the festival's vice president, Roberta Medina, declared that, following the pandemic, the decision was made “to change the dates of the 9th edition to June 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2021 ”.
The official said, at the time, that the tickets already purchased for this edition, which should take place on June 20, 21, 27 and 28 of this year, “will remain valid for the new dates, leaving the days open until poster confirmation ”.
NOS Alive, SBSR and MEO Sudoeste will “wait”
Everything is New, a producer that organizes NOS Alive, announced in communication, which will “wait for the final decision of the Assembly of the Republic to announce how this Government decision will be implemented”.
Also the Super Bock Super Rock announced in its social networks that will provide “new information very soon”, having decided “to wait for the final decision of the Assembly of the Republic to communicate the measures resulting from that decision”.
Like these two festivals, MEO Sudoeste shared an image with the same information, ensuring that the organization will “strictly follow the measures in the name of safety and well-being of all involved”.