Ostend Beach Festival 2020 has to be postponed because of COVID-19
We must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Ostend Beach Festival due to COVID-19 concerns. The Belgian authorities have just prolonged its prohibition against larger gatherings until August 31st 2020. The prohibition also goes for this year’s Ostend Beach Festival.
Yes, we are heartbroken. We know you are too. In 2020 we need human connection more than ever. But public health and the well-being of our participants, staff, and neighbors in Ostend are our highest priorities. We cannot guarantee that the festival can take place safely, nor can we know if it would be economically possible. Artists might not be allowed to travel or partners might drop out which would make it impossible to organize the event.