Afro Nation Portugal has been postponed to 1st July due to the current coronavirus outbreak all over the world.
Announcing on their official blog and social media, the organizers of the urban music beach festival have told that they are forced to fix a different date for the event.
They made this known in a press statement;
DEAR AFRO NATION CUSTOMER
First and foremost, we hope you, your family and friends are keeping safe and well during these unprecedented times caused by COVID-19. Afro Nation has been closely monitoring this situation and working in tandem with partners, local authorities and the Portuguese Government. The safety of our fans, artists, staff and the local community remain paramount.
In light of the recent Portuguese Government directive regarding large gatherings, Afro Nation Portugal will be postponed to July 1st – 3rd 2021 and all tickets will remain valid.
On a more positive note, we have been working hard behind the scenes for every eventuality. We have expanded our line-up, and can now confirm the biggest Afrobeats line-up of all time for Afro Nation Portugal 2021. As an independent festival we are committed to putting on the biggest and best Afrobeats events to take place anywhere in the world for you.
WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE FESTIVAL?
According to the new Portuguese law provided by the Decree-Law DL 10I/2020, your ticket will be automatically transferred to the new date.
Should you wish not to transfer to 2021, you will have the opportunity to sell your ticket via our primary ticket provider Festicket. Afro Nation will delay putting any tickets on sale in order to give ticket holders as much time as possible to resell tickets if that is what you choose to do.
Your provider will be in touch today via email with further details on how to transfer to 2021 and how to resell your ticket via Festicket.
PORTUGUESE LAWS ON REFUND POLICY:
Along with many other countries the Portuguese Government has passed many emergency laws to protect the survival of the industries that make up its economy whilst still protecting the rights of the consumer.
These laws and measures have been put in place in the interest of protecting the many thousands of people who rely on and enjoy live events, including but not limited to the fans, venues, festivals, stage builders, technical and production teams, suppliers, bar staff, security, artists, hotels, restaurants and in general the thousands of people involved in the industry.
We are following this Government directive and postponing Afro Nation to the new date of 1st, 2nd and 3rd July 2021. To that end we will not be issuing refunds for Afro Nation 2020.
Click here to find out more about the Portuguese Government’s laws on cultural events.
Read more on the event postponement here.