In a statement, the promoter Live Experiences, states that that they had already announced on social media that the festival, which would take place at the Estoril Congress Center, in Cascais, would have to be postponed.
“Respect for the public is paramount and given the contingencies caused by the covid-19 pandemic making the festival impossible to do it now in April. We will fight hard to make a memorable edition happen on February 25 and 26”, reads the statement.
The tickets issued for 9 and 10 of April this year, as well as those for the rescheduling of 13 and 14 of November 2020 “are valid for the new date (25 and 26 of February 2022), and there is no need to change”.
The organisation recalls that, in the case of those who have a ticket and opt for reimbursement “they are entitled to a refund of the ticket price, within 14 working days from the date scheduled for the event, or issue a voucher of equal value to the price paid, to be requested at the place where you purchased the ticket”.
According to the organisation, "new confirmations for the line-up will be announced soon".
The line-up for the edition which has now been cancelled included, among others, Ezra Collective, Moses Boyd, Joe Kay, Rejjie Snow, Kelsey Lu, Coucou Chloe, Biig Piig, Lhast, Chong Kwong, PEDRO, Shaka Lion Live Act, Holly, Progressivu and Carla Prata.
Since March last year, several music festivals in Portugal have been postponed.
Summer of 2020 passed without the usual festivals, with the Portuguese Association of Music Festivals (Aporfest) estimating a loss of around €1.6 billion.
In March of this year, the postponements to 2022 of some festivals began to be announced, initially planned for last year: Rock in Rio Lisboa and Primavera Sound, in Porto, scheduled for June, CoolJazz, in Cascais, Boom Festival, in Idanha-a-Nova, scheduled for July. In November last year, the Barroselas Metalfest, scheduled for the end of April and beginning of May this year, had announced that it would not be held in 2021.
However, there are several music festivals scheduled as of July in Portugal, including Alive (July), in Oeiras, SBSR (July), in Sesimbra, Sudoeste (August), in Odemira, and Paredes de Coura (August), in the district of Viana do Castelo.