Another disappointing cancellation appears to be looming in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as it appears Belgium’s Tomorrowland is heading towards an imminent cancellation. Various Belgian news outlets have reported the mayors of the Werchter and Aarstelaar municipalities have cancelled events and festivals this summer. These municipalities are next to Boom and Rumst where Tomorrowland is hosted.
In a statement provided to Belgian media outlet RTBF a Tomorrowland representative stated, “Tomorrowland is in close consultation with the local government and we are awaiting instructions from the national government that we will follow closely at that time,” though Minister of the Interior, Pieter De Crem told reporters he believes the cancellation is likely.
The mayor of the town of Boom, where the festival is taking place, called to cancel the the festival a few days ago, although, this was not an official decision. An official decision is expected to land in the coming days, and with no real word from Tomorrowland organizers as of yet, the festival’s commencement later this summer seems highly unlikely.