Nina van Zelst
By Nina van Zelst

Yesterday, Don’t Let Daddy Know came out with an official statement announcing some measures due to the coronavirus. Besides extra soap at toilets also 2 areas of the event have been cancelled, among which the brand new hardstyle area. 

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Now that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected a lot of people in The Netherlands over the last couple of days, Don’t Let Daddy Know decided they had to take certain measures. According to the organisation, cancelling the event however wasn’t an option. They did not want to let down the fans and a lot of visitors already booked their flights and hotels. This is why they chose to cancel the two extra areas, and invited as much DJs as possible to play the mainstage.

With the current situation and enormous risks that we as organization have to take, we unfortunately had to make the very difficult decision to cancel the Sexy by Nature and hardstyle area. We made sure the mainstage capacity and set-up are much bigger so you don’t have to be worried that it will be too packed or unsafe.”

DLDK hardstyle area cancelled due to coronavirus

Don’t Let Daddy Know isn’t the only festival having to change its plans due to the coronavirus. Over the last couple of hours both Tomorrowland Winter and Ultra Miami announced they will have to cancel their events completely, to ensure the visitors’ safety. We still have to wait and see what the future will hold for any other events, regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus.

You can read the full official statement of Don’t Let Daddy Know here. For the most accurate information on the coronavirus in The Netherlands you can visit the website of the RIVM

Footage via Facebook-page Event Medical Service


  • Marc 07 March 2020 - 12:33

    Sorry aber 2 stages schließen hat überhaupt kein Sinn gemacht die Veranstalter haben alle Leute auf eine stage geholt was die Ansteckung ja nur erhöhen würde und dann verlangen die immer noch die 79 Euro für weniger krasser scheiß

  • Marc 07 March 2020 - 12:37

    Sorry aber 2 stages schließen hat kein Sinn gemacht die veranstalter haben alle Leute auf eine stage gemacht was das Ansteckungsrisiko nur erhöht hat und dann die immer noch die 70 Euro für weniger djs und weniger stages sorry einfach nur frech. Man hätte es ganz absagen sollen oder komplett so lassen sollen wie am Anfang


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