Amsterdam Dance Event moves ahead with festival plans for 2021 under new regulations: Dancing Astronaut
by: Natalie Pereira
Sep 19, 2021
After facing a looming cloud of uncertainty for the event scheduled for 2021, Amsterdam Dance Event announces that the festival will run from October 13-17, despite new public regulations in place. At its latest press conference, the Dutch government announced plans to gradually ease COVID restrictions and drop social distancing requirements in the coming weeks, but clubs and indoor venues must still remain closed between midnight and 6:00 a.m. In a press release, ADE specifies that all events will be reviewed with the aim of shifting them to daytime schedules, in order to comply with the measures in force.
With the ever-changing regulations and challenges presented, ADE also announced the cancellation of its ADE Pro conference, instead focusing all of its efforts on hosting a safe and memorable week of festival events.
The changes come shortly after thousands of Dutch protesters took to the streets on September 11 in support of the ‘Unmute Us’ initiative. These protests were held to bring international attention to the ongoing shutdown of the nightlife industry throughout the pandemic. The protests drew more than 150,000 people across the country, in what was considered their largest protest in history.
You can find more information and updates on planning the Amsterdam dance event on their website.
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