Glimmers of hope are on the horizon as some European destinations open up to the possibilities of open air gatherings as we tip toe our way into the new normal. Upcoming festival destinations like Malta and Croatia take advantage of the traditional big clubbing destinations like London, Ibiza and Berlin erring on the side of caution. Ireland’s Roadmap For Reopening Society & Business may be the first government coronavirus recovery plan to specifically address music festivals. Learn more about the country’s five-stage transition in an RA article here. Ibiza has taken a firm hand with the bigger club venues threatening closures into 2021 however there is hope for outdoor and smaller capacity venues, you can read more about that in our Social Local article here.
Malta will be hosting the BPM festival “We’re excited to announce we’re headed to Malta for 3 days & nights, from September 11-13, 2020, where we can dance together again! Our new journey to the picturesque Mediterranean island is the perfect place to celebrate our love for music with over 300 days of sun a year.” They announced on their website, more info on that here.
Croatia’s BSH Island Festival will take place from July 9th to 12th at Zrce beach, following required “epidemiological measures.” Croatia has eased its travel and movement restrictions, IQ magazine reports.
Brussels venue Fuse has announced an open-air series at sister space Tour & Taxis. The series starts on July 9th. You can read more about that here.
French festival Sarcus announced it will go ahead this September 18th and 19th at Chateau-Monastère. ANTAM, Automatic Writing, Beau Mot Plage, Belec, Charonne, Charlotte & Rohmi, Eliott Litrowski, Fasme (live), Hicham Joren Judaah Mad Rey Make It Deep b2b Into The Deep, Malouane, Miley Serious, Myako, OCB LIVE, Pardonnez-nous, The Pilotwings (live) band, Roommates, Sacha Mambo, Simo Cell, Vernacular Orchestra LIVE. France’s ban on 5,000-capacity or larger events ends on September 1st. More info here.
Serbia’s Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has urged Exit Festival to occur in some capacity this August—a move counter to most other countries’ actions and advice. You can find updates here.