Earlier this month, we heard plans by the Dutch government to ease Covid restrictions and allow large gatherings, including festivals to officially make a return on June 5.
As part of the announcement, hopeful and promising news followed for the shattered live music and events industry as the health minister, Hugo de Jonge, also said that concerts, festivals, and many events will also be allowed to welcome ticketed attendees if they use coronavirus test results to regulate entrance.
With events having officially returned now, this is a promising sign for events in the Netherlands, such as the Amsterdam Dance Event which will celebrate 25 years as well as Amsterdam Music Festival (AMF), both slated for this October.
AMF also has a stacked lineup for the night featuring, Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, and an Afrojack B2B Nicky Romero set, among more. Tickets for the event are live.
With plans to use a contact tracing app “Coronamelder”, some form of verification for vaccinated individuals or negative test results is the plan to make the way forward smooth and safe for everyone.
The nearby Belgium government, hosts to the mammoth Tomorrowland followed suit and also announced that by August 13th, 2021, they are optimistic that festivals with up to 75,000 attendees will be permitted. While like the Dutch government, these rules also are on the condition of attendees providing proof of vaccination or a negative test result.