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Movement Festival cancels its 2021 dates

A statement on Movement Festival's website says it is unable to take place in May

  • Dave Turner
  • 19 February 2021
Movement Festival cancels its 2021 dates

Movement Festival has cancelled its 2021 dates.

The annual festival in Detroit was due to take place on Memorial Day weekend in May, but Movement has released a statement saying the planned dates will not be possible due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A statement on Movement's website reads: "We have been looking forward to reuniting with all of you on Memorial Day weekend, but the ongoing pandemic and state regulations have led us to the painful realization that our beloved Movement Festival will not happen in May 2021.

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"We appreciate your patience as we continue to navigate our way through these challenging times and difficult decisions. Our team is working hard to provide updates about future dates and ticketing options. We will be in touch next month with more information.

"Big thanks to those who have held onto their tickets, your unwavering support will not go unnoticed. We promise that we will always look out for your safety and will work to bring you the greatest experience possible when we can all gather again in Techno City.

"In the meantime, we urge everyone to please stay safe, follow the health guidelines and respect one another."

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It's the second time the techno festival has not been able to take place, after last year's edition was cancelled due to COVID-19.

There is still uncertainty surrounding the return of large-scale events in 2021. Glastonbury recently announced the festival would not be taking place this year.

UK Music also revealed recently that UK festivals would face imminent cancellation if the government did not provide necessary support.

However, the Dutch government has said it plans to allow festivals from July 1. The government states it will insure events after this date that are cancelled due to COVID.

[Photo: Katie Lasowska]

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