The Coronavirus outbreak has been very punishing towards music festivals.
This recently declared pandemic has been the active grim reaper for big festivals such as Ultra Miami, Tomorrowland Winter, Coachella etc. Now, more festivals are under the watch as many governments declare emergency laws that won’t allow crowds more than 1000 to gather at a particular location.
Most European festivals are having it really rough and Time Warp is the most recent COVID 19 victim. Time Warp officially announced the news on their website bearing heavy hearts.
Read the letter below:
unfortunately, the developments on the Corona Virus (SARS-CoV-2) have seen drastic change here in Germany
in the past 48 hours. We are very sad to tell you that today the administration of the city of Mannheim has informed us due to the decree from today (Thursday 12th March 2020) that Time Warp DE on 4th April 2020 cannot happen and is prohibited.
The Ministry of Health of the German state of Baden-Württemberg has adjusted their crisis prevention programme as to that all events with more than 1.000 visitors have to be cancelled.
As health and safety comes always first on all our festivals, we have full understanding of this decision from the city of Mannheim.
This is a completely new and distressing situation for us and certainly for you as well.
As many of you have been looking forward to Time Warp for many months this is a very devastating and frustrating experience. As well for us, as we put nearly one year of work into this event to make it an as good and great experience as you know it from previous Time Warp editions.
Your continuous support and patience during this complex and difficult situation are much appreciated.
Please be patient; we will contact all ticket holders soon with further information.
We hope to make you dance latest in 2021 in Mannheim!
Yours, Time Warp team”
Time Warp’s line up included the likes of Amelie Lens, Adam Beyer, Reinier Zonneveld, Charlotte de Witte, Chris Liebing, Boris Brejcha and many more.
Ticket holders for this massive event will be contacted by the officials very soon and will hopefully receive a full refund among other options.
German clubs such as Tresor and Berghain are temporarily shutting down under the same reasons. This indeed is a sad period for all electronic dance music fans.
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