Hot off the heels of Glastonbury’s 2021 cancellation, another major festival property is actually planning to move ahead with their 2021 event plans. As the US climbs to nearly 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, Electric Forest is cementing their plans to return to Rothbury this year, with multiple possible weekends secured for the festival.
According to a recent local report in the White Lake Beacon, the Rothbury Village Council has approved dates in June, as well as securing two additional alternative weekends for the festival as well. According to Village clerk Carol Witzke, the alternate dates are August 12 – 15 and August 19 – 22. While the festival seems to be eyeing a June 2021 comeback, last year requests to postpone the event by promoter Madison House were shot down as COVID cases began to spread across the country, ultimately forcing Electric Forest’s imminent cancellation. This year, organizers appear to be trying to cover those bases with two alternate weekends secured for later in the summer, should a postponement be necessary.
2020 would have been Electric Forest’s 10 year anniversary. If this year’s event is to proceed as planned, organizers will have a grip of event details on the way, hopefully including increased safety, sanitation, and distancing measures for the 2021 event.
Via: White Lake Beacon
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