By government decree all summer music festivals happening until September 30th must be canceled.
It was expected, but now it’s official. This ban happens due to the restrictions imposed by Covid-19.
For shows that took place between February 28, 2020 and September 30, 2020, and that cannot happen due to the pandemic, the Government established “the issuance of a voucher of equal value to the price of the ticket paid, guaranteeing the rights of consumers”.
The time limit given by the Government reaches not only the festivals that kept the dates originally planned (NOS Alive, Super Bock Super Rock, MEO Sudoeste, Vodafone Paredes de Coura and EDP Vilar de Mouros, among others), but also nos Primavera Sound, which had been postponed from June to June 3, 4 and 5 September.
The main argument put forward by the Prime Minister for a decision to ban this type of events is related to the capacity, but also with the very organization of these festivals: “with marked places it is easier to comply with the rules of physical removal”, he said, recalling that the government has defined that will only be held cultural shows with advance reservation and marked places.