The Dutch government plans to introduce significant relaxations for events and festivals. An extra Council of Ministers was held this morning to do the legal preparatory work,…
Dutch one-day festivals are allowed to take place ‘under strict conditions’
The Dutch government has just announced that all one-day festivals can take place from the 14th of August, but under strict conditions. For example, testing must be done in advance and a maximum of 750 visitors may be present.
Outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte already announced last week that all multi-day festivals (including camping) will be banned in the coming period. Because the event industry would like to have at least some clarity regarding set-up time (and the long downtime), the decision for one-day festivals was put forward and that day has come.
In this afternoon’s press moment, Rutte indicated that the festivals without camping (one-day events) may continue under certain (but very strict) conditions. For example, the festivals should take place outside or in a tent that is open on all sides. For seated events, the rules remain the same.
One-day events from August 14 under strike conditions with a maximum of 750 visitors
In the field of harder styles, Decibel outdoor, Mysteryland and Dance Valley were on the program. What this will mean for the indoor season is not yet known.
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Footage taken from Facebook page Mysteryland