May 1, 2020 – Because of the current coronavirus pandemic, the festival season at The Garden Resort in Tisno is postponed until 2021, the organizers announced on Thursday, leaving Tisno without seven festivals at The Garden Resort this year.
HRTurizam reports that all seven events at The Garden Resort – Hospitality On The Beach, Love International, SunBeat, Outlook Origins, Defected Croatia, Dimensions and Dekmantel Selectors are delayed, with new dates already booked for next year, points out Nick Colgan, host of The Garden Resort in Tisno, and added:
“It is with very heavy hearts that we have to announce that all seven events at The Garden Resort in Tisno, are now postponed until the summer of 2021 due to the impact of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Hospitality On The Beach, Love International, SunceBeat, Outlook Origins, Defected Croatia, Dimensions and Dekmantel Selectors all have new dates in place for next year.
We have all been monitoring the situation closely over the last few weeks, hoping that there was a chance for life to return to normal in July. However, it has become clear that local governments and international restrictions on travel and large gatherings will continue for some months to come, leaving us with no choice but to make this very difficult and heart-breaking decision. We take the health and safety of our community, staff and guests very seriously and we will follow the public health guidelines to fight against this worldwide pandemic.
Having worked closely with all the events in question we are very happy to be able to confirm the following dates and calendar for our 2021 season.
Hospitality On The Beach: 8th – 12th July 2021
Love International: 14th – 20th July 2021
Suncebeat: 22nd – 28th July 2021
Outlook Origins: 29th July – 2nd August 2021
Defected Croatia: 5th – 10th August 2021
Dimensions: 12th – 16th August 2021.
Dekmantel Selectors: 26th – 30th August 2021″
This year, festivals and events that bring together a large number of people will not be, both indoors and outdoors.
Loosening measures will not return life to the old ways, either – and it certainly will not mean that events bringing together a large number of people in one place – such as festivals, events, concerts, and sports events, can be organized.
If it is possible to organize them, in an optimistic scenario, it is a question of cost-effectiveness, because the question is how many visits will be made. Furthermore, when will the borders open, and who will travel at all?
Unfortunately, almost all festivals, events and congresses have been canceled or postponed this year, and those that are yet to be held are monitoring the situation day by day. However, it is not realistic to expect that any major events, i.e., large gatherings of people in one place, will be allowed this year, primarily for epidemiological reasons.
Interestingly, Ultra Europe (July 10-12) in Split and the Sea Star Festival (May 22-23) in Porec have not canceled yet, and ticket sales are still active.
The most recent decisions of the Croatian Government, which define epidemiological measures and restrictions to prevent and protect against the spread of COVID-19, imply a ban on public events and gatherings, without a clear date by which it will last. Also, the same announcements by other European governments on the ban on public gatherings in the coming months and on international travel bans are in force, which is why this decision was made.
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