Tomorrowland 2021’s dates, which were to take place at the end of July, will move to August 27-29 and September 3-5 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival released a statement regarding the decision to move the dates later this year.

“Our regular festival weekends, at the end of July, will probably arrive too soon this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that the situation will improve by the end of the summer. Therefore, for 2021 only, Tomorrowland will move to August 27, 28 and 29 (Festival Weekend 1) and September 3, 4 and 5 (Festival Weekend 2).”

However, due to the uncertainty of the pandemic situation, the festival also stated that there is a possible chance this year’s edition could be cancelled.

“We want to stay positive and hopeful towards an unforgettable end of summer of 2021, but realize that there is also a chance the 16th edition of Tomorrowland could take place in 2022,” reads part of the statement.

Read the full statement from Facebook here.

Last year, Tomorrowland hosted of the biggest virtual livestream events with their ‘Around the World’ digital festival.

Also read: Relive Tomorrowland’s Around the World virtual festival

The two-day online event took place during the weekend of Saturday, July 25 – Sunday, July 26 at the virtual island of Pāpiliōnem. The People of Tomorrow got to witness eight stages with over 70 of the biggest names in electronic music including a special guest appearance by pop superstar Katy Perry.

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