The global house and techno brand, Awakenings, announced today that their annual celebration at Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will happen in 2021. This suggests ADE will be able to move forward in some capacity this year as well.
According to an Instagram post, logistical adjustments will have to be made because events are not allowed to go past midnight, but the event itself is moving forward. View the full post below.
This update comes after the Dutch government made an announcement of new COVID-19 procedures nationwide. Prime Minister Mark Rutte stated all social distancing strictures will be lifted on September 25.
There will also be a new “corona pass” which will be required for citizens ages 13 and over to attend concerts, clubs, and most other large gathering spaces and events.
“It means that in some places that you will be able to show that you either have been vaccinated or that you have had corona and are immune because of that, or that you have been tested negative in the past 24 hours,” Rutte said.
With these new updates to the policy, it’s likely most large-scale events in the Netherlands will be able to continue for the rest of the year. The Netherlands has been one of the most vocal countries on Earth in terms of resistance to bans on festivals and major events.
Last month, a nationwide protest effort titled “Unmute Us,” organized rallies in several major cities around the country like Amsterdam and Utrecht, demanding a lift on the ban. The protest effort was comprised of hundreds of events including ADE, A State Of Trance, and Awakenings, all of which have been affected by COVID-19.
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