To the dismay of attendees worldwide, the moment has come where Tomorrowland has decided to officially pull the plug on their 2021 event due to the impact of COVID-19.
According to VRT News, after months of back and forth, "mayors of Boom and Rumst have refused the permit application for Tomorrowland to organize the dance festival in late August and early September."
"That comes as a sledgehammer, very hard and unexpected," says the Tomorrowland organization Debby Wilmsen in an initial response. "We haven't had a festival for two years, which is very hard both financially and emotionally for our entire team. We were so keen on this, and it all looked positive."
Sadly, the negotiations did not go as Tomorrowland had hoped.
"After 15 years of intensive cooperation with the municipalities of Boom and Rumst, this feels very wry. We find this very unfortunate after the many constructive preparations and discussions. We do not know what is happening to us for a while."
The safety of attendees is of the utmost importance to both the government officials and the event organizers. While it's unfortunate the outcome that was reached in this verdict, we can only hope that a positive resolution of will is made in the upcoming months. As of this publication, nothing has been shared regarding refunds and rollovers.
See Tomorrowland's announcement below: