Festivals Still Running During 2020 Despite the Coronavirus Pandemic

With the devastation that Coronavirus has caused across the globe, it’s no surprise that many festivals have been cancelled to keep people safe.

By Aron PeakContributing Author

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For many it may seem like summer 2020 is cancelled…but for the die hard party crew who are looking for some musically orientated opportunities to practise their new social distancing skills, we have a number of festivals that are still running despite COVID-19.

BEFORE we get into the exciting details however, let us take a second to respect the fact that COVID-19 is still a pandemic across the world, and is extremely dangerous to a lot of individuals. With that in mind, please note these festivals will be exercising social distancing and hygiene measures to ensure the safety of all guests. As protective measures please try to keep 2m distances between people and wear a facemask where possible. Most importantly ensure you are washing your hands with soap and sanitizer regularly at the many stations that will be provided.

As the information stands today however, all festivals will run as initially scheduled, meaning no fundamental changes to venues or production that would affect the experience. This may be subject to change, so regularly checking the festival’s official website before attendance is highly advised.
 

Seasplash, Croatia - Sibinek, Croatia

Dates: July 16-19, 2020

Lineup: Egoless, Filip Motovunski, Billain, Tekitoka, Kodin, Inka

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Seasplash Festival is one of longest running Croatian festivals; perfect for both discovering some amazing underground dance music and enjoying a relaxing summer by the sea. The festival offers four days of music on several stages, live music on the beach, free camping, workshops, stores and more. Expect plenty of reggae, dub, drum’n’bass, dancehall, ska, and dubstep.

This year sees a number of local legends headline, such as Egoless and Filip Motovunski, alongside, Billain and top Croatian Promoters Dirty Beatz and Volumen, in the form of Tekitoka, Kodin and Inka.

Ticketshttps://seasplash-festival.com/hr/festival/tickets/


Zrce Beach -  Novalja, Croatia

Dates: July 4-18, 2020

Lineup: Le Shuuk, Plastik Funk, and Vol2Cat.

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Zrće is a long pebble beach on the Adriatic island of Pag in the northern part of the Croatian coast. It is located near Novalja and Gajac, about 2 kilometers from the town's center. It is one of over 100 Blue Flag beaches in Croatia, having been given the award in 2003.

The parties takes place in five different outdoor venues on the beach front, and are a hub for tech house fans from all over the world. The lineups for 2020 welcome another exciting selection, such as Le Shuuk, Plastik Funk, and Vol2Cat.

Ticketshttps://zrce.eu/en/eventcalendar/#july


Exit Festival - Novi Sad, Serbia

Dates: August 13-16, 2020

Lineup: David Guetta, Tyga, Fatboy Slim, Roni Size b2b LTJ Bukem, Boris Brejcha.

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Exit is a summer music festival, which is held at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia. Since it’s inception in 2000, it has twice won the Best Major Festival award at the European Festivals Awards, (2013 and 2017) as well as the “Best European Festival” award at the UK Festival Awards in 2007

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3hAJ9kd


Coachella – Indio, California

Dates: October 9-11 & October 18-20, 2020

Lineup: Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean

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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is held annually at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, which resides in the Coachella Valley, part of the Colorado Desert. It was co-founded by Paul Tollett and Rick Van Santen in 1999, and is organized by Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG Presents

The festival is famous for it’s eclectic A-Star Lineups, unique crafts and explosive production, with this year being no different as the likes of Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean grace the stage.

Tickets: https://www.coachella.com/passes


Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada

Dates: October 2-4, 2020

Lineup: Carl Cox, Alison Wonderland, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, David Guetta, The Chainsmokers, DJ Snake, Major Lazer

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Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Electronic Daisy Carnival (EDC) is North America's largest EDM festival. With a total of nine stages, impressive 3D glow-in-the-dark structures, stage dancers, circus performers a further seemingly endless levels of spectacle, there’s certainly enough to keep you occupied. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also some music (shock!) from numerous EDM superstars such as Carl Cox, Alison Wonderland, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, David Guetta, The Chainsmokers, DJ Snake and Major Lazer.

Ticketshttps://lasvegas.electricdaisycarnival.com/tickets/


Lollapalooza, São Paulo, Brasil

Dates: December 04-06, 2020

Lineup: Guns N' Roses, Travis Scott, The Strokes, Goldfish, IDLES, and Pabllo Vittar

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Since 2012, Brasil has been centre stage for the South American installation of the four-day Chicago born music festival. The musical inclusivity of this festival is particularly extraordinary, covering a vast array of genres from alternative rock, punk and heavy metal, to pop, hip hop and electronic music. This year’s lineup includes the likes of Guns N' Roses, Travis Scott and The Strokes.

Tickets: https://premier.ticketsforfun.com.br/shows/show.aspx?sh=lollaumb


Brixton Disco Festival, London

Dates: 10 October, 2020

Lineup: Crazy P, John Morales, Might Mouse Jocelyn Brown. 

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“A multi-venue disco extravaganza in and around Brixton's vibrant Windrush Square.”

Nothing could sum this up more succinctly. A Day & Night festival in the heart of South London, celebrating over 40 years of Disco, with live music, DJs, screenings, talks, food and drink. This year’s line-up includes the likes of Crazy P, John Morales, Might Mouse and Jocelyn Brown. 

Tickets: https://www.festicket.com/festivals/brixton-disco-festival/


We Are FSTVL – Upminster, England

Dates: September 12, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Lineup: Carl Cox, CamelPhat, Alan Fitzpatrick, Charlotte, De Witte, Andy C, The Black Madonna, Sub Focus

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London’s We Are FSTVL returns to a postponed date this September alongside some of the biggest electronic acts from right across the music spectrum.

Taking place at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster, We Are FSTVL has established itself as one of the UK's leading dance music events, scheduling global superstars alongside world-class dj’s and producers.

Tickets: https://www.skiddle.com/festivals/wearefstvl/?sktag=14546

About Aron Peak

A passionate writer with diverse interests, an eclectic range of styles and over 5 years of experience writing for the likes of global music festivals, market leading technology companies and national arts and lifestyle outlets. Aron is also a professional music producer and runs his own record label Bare Bones. Over the past 7 years he has had multiple releases that have been supported both in the UK and Internationally (e.g. BBC Radio 1, EDC Las Vegas etc), and has toured across the world as a DJ.

Contact Aron Peak at aron.peak@musicngear.com