Without a doubt, the Covid-19 pandemic that the whole world has suffered has brought bad news to all of us. Many things have been lost, even the invaluable, such as thousands of human lives. The pandemic has also taken away our freedom, we have been limited to being at home or to interact as little as possible. The repercussions of this led the governments of each place to force the closure of all kinds of massive events, including music and art festivals.
We hope that next year everything will return to normal and we can enjoy everything that we could not in 2020. Here we share a list of 6 massive festivals that will take place in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Without a doubt it is a list to do next year.
1. Movement. (Detroit, USA)
Event dates: May 29, 30 and 31, 2021.
News: Movement Detroit will return to Hart Plaza next year, and announces first wave of confirmed artists.
After being moved to September 2020, the Detroit festival has announced it will return to Hart Plaza next year. The festival will take place from May 29th through May 31st. The first names in the line up announced are ANNA, Carl Craig, DJ Minx, Goldie b2b LTJ Bukem DJ with MC DRS, Kash Doll, Maceo Plex, MK, Richie Hawtin, SAMA\’, Seth Troxler, TESTPILOT (AKA deadmau5) & TOKiMONSTA… and more names will be announced leading up to the event. Stay tuned.
Tickets. All current tickets are valid for Movement’s next edition, May 29-31, 2021. If you have already purchased tickets you do not need to take any further action.
3-Day and 1-Day passes are on sale now at movement.us (Secure your 3-Day GA or VIP pass for as low as $30 down)
Full details: movement.us
2. Awakenings. (The Netherlands)
Event Dates: June 26 and 27, 2021.
Now known as one of the most popular electronic events in the country, Awakenings Festival features 100 acts spread out over eight stages, creating a techno heaven for like minded ravers to unite. Its held in Spaarnwoude Houtrak, just outside of Amsterdam. Anchored in the techno scene, the festival brings in the biggest names to The Netherlands.
Awakenings Festival 2020 was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The festival was moved to June 26 and 27, 2021. Confirmed artist for this venue: ANNA, Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Chris Liebing, Joseph Capriati , Len Faki, Richie Hawtin, Robert Hood, I Hate Models and many many more.
Purchased tickets remain valid for the 2021 edition. You can check full line up and read the festival’s statement here
3. Sónar Festival and its adjacent event OFFSónar. (Barcelona, Spain)
Event dates: June 17, 18 and 19, 2021.
The long-running main event Sónar announced Friday, May 8th, that it would be postponed until 2021 due ongoing restrictions around the pandemic. The new dates are June 17th through 19th.
Sonar team says: \”Sónar regrets to report that, due to the global crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 editions of Sónar Barcelona and Sónar + D will not be able to be held, therefore they are postponed to 2021.
After carefully evaluating all the options, and in compliance with government regulations, this decision has been the only one possible to fully guarantee the health and safety of all attendees, artists and teams involved.
The 27th edition of Sónar Barcelona and the 9th of Sónar + D will take place on June 17, 18 and 19, 2021 at the Fira Montjuïc de Barcelona and Fira Gran Via de L\’Hospitalet venues.
From now on, we are working with participating artists, speakers and entities to reschedule in 2021 most of the shows and activities that we all expected to enjoy this year…\”
4. Coachella and Stagecoac (California, USA)
Event dates: Coachella (Week 1: April 9 – 11, 2021; Week 2: April 16 – 18, 2021), Stagecoach ( April 23 – 25, 2021).
\”Under the continuing health guidance of the County of Riverside, Coachella and Stagecoach 2020 will not take place this October as previously rescheduled. This is not the future that any of us hoped to confront, but our main focus remains the well-being of our fans, staff, artists, desert partners and everyone involved in the festival.
A year without Coachella and Stagecoach is hard for us to comprehend, but we have every intention of returning in 2021. As of now, Coachella weekend one will take place April 9 – 11, 2021 and weekend two will be April 16 – 18, 2021. Stagecoach is set for April 23 – 25, 2021. We look forward to sharing our new lineups and more information. We can’t wait to be together in the desert again when it is safe.
All 2020 passes will be honored in 2021. Current pass holders will be sent an email by the end of the day on Monday, June 15 with further instructions to request a refund or to roll over to next year. \”
5. Exit Festival. (Serbia)
Event dates: July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2021.
Next Summer we Exit stronger! The first round of acts just launched for EXIT festival 20th anniversary. After the pandemic, the festival moved to next year, the official dates are from 8 to 11 July 2021 at the magical Petrovaradin Fortress.
Artist confirmed: David Guetta, DJ SNAKE, Eric Prydz b2b Four Tet, Tyga, Boris Brejcha, METRONOMY, Dax J b2b Kobosil, Denis Sulta, Sepultura, Laibach, Marky Ramone, Thundermother, Goblini, Massimo, Marko Nastić, Coeus, Ilija Djokovic, Kristijan Molnar b2b After Affair, Lag b2b Insolate, Layzie., Reblok, Runy, Space Motion + MANY more to be announced soon!
The ticket sale starts on July 31st, while you can check out the perks guaranteed for keeping your EXIT 2020 ticket!
Full details here: www.exitfest.org
6. Flow Festival. (Helsinki, Finlandia)
Event dates: August 13, 14 and 15, 2021.
Flow Festival is a truly urban boutique city festival. In addition to exceptionally diverse and topical line-up, festival goers will once again get to enjoy the art program, as well as carefully curated food and restaurant services. Only a short walk away from the centre of Finland\’s capital Helsinki, the festival takes place at the historical former power plant area Suvilahti. The factory area has been transformed into a perfect setting for the festivities with lighting design and decorations.
Flow Festival will not take place in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Flow Festival has been organised in Helsinki since 2004, and for many, it has become a highlight of the summer as well an important chance to gather up with friends. Even in times as strange as these, the sense of community and meaningful culture do not lose their importance, and we do look forward to seeing music, food and art lovers at Flow Festival again next year. We will now focus our efforts on planning for the next year’s edition and hope to be able to share exciting line-up news with you as soon as possible. Flow Festival will be held again on August 13–15, 2021 in Helsinki.
Purchased tickets for Flow Festival 2020 will be automatically valid for the 2021 edition. We hope that as many people as possible will support the festival in this exceptional situation and save their tickets for the next year. You\’ll have the opportunity to update your one-day or two-day ticket from one festival day to another later when the daily program for 2021 is announced.
Full details here: flowfestival.com
7. Monegros Desert Festival. (Fraga, Spain)
Event dates: July 31, 2021.
During the last months we have observed the terrible impact of COVID-19 at a global level.
We apologize for the delay in publishing this statement, we were following the evolution of this pandemic in order to make the decision on the feasibility of the festival on the announced date. Finally, following the measures dictated by the government and with a feeling of responsibility and pain, we have been forced to postpone Monegros Desert Festival until Saturday July 31st, 2021. Although we have to wait another year to dance together in the desert, we believe that the most important thing is to preserve the health of our fans who were going to travel from many places on the planet.
Since the last edition, we have worked tirelessly for six years to design, prepare and produce an event that would exceed all your expectations. We know that all of you were eager to return to the desert because your feedback has been incredible at each stage of this adventure. You have sent us messages full of motivation and support from all corners of the planet. We thank you infinitely for believing in us and we will respond to this challenge as you deserve.
Your energy is our engine to continue working non-stop and to be able to return in 2021 with more strength than ever. We have already started to build the Monegros Desert Festival of 2021 and we assure you that it will be the most epic festival in our history!
On Saturday July 31, 2021 we count on all of you to live together the most incredible experience we have ever seen in the desert.
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