Lisbon, Mar 2 (EFE) .- The Primavera Sound festival in Porto announced today that it is postponing its edition this year to June 2022 due to the uncertainty and restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the organizers in a statement.
The NOS Primavera Sound is the first major Portuguese summer festival to fall this year, a decision that those responsible justify by the circumstances imposed by the covid, which “make it impossible to work normally in the preparation of the festival or ensure its celebration”.
This is the second consecutive year that the NOS Primavera Sound has been postponed, and as it happened in the last edition, all tickets purchased for this year “are valid for the 2022 edition”, although a refund can be requested, if desired, as of January 2022.
According to the new forecasts, the NOS Primavera Sound in Porto will return between June 9 and 12, 2022.
The festival had on the bill for this summer Tame Impala, Pavement, Gorillaz or Tyler, the Creator, and it is expected that next June it will announce possible changes in the groups that will perform in 2022.
The new postponement of Porto’s NOS Primavera Sound casts a shadow over a summer that was eagerly awaited after the cancellations of festivals in 2020, the year in which Portugal accumulated losses of 1.6 billion euros due to the suspension or postponement of events such as the NOS Alive, Super Bock Super Rock, or EDP Cool Jazz.
Portugal, with ten million inhabitants, adds 16,351 deaths and 804,956 coronavirus infections since the pandemic began.
The country is currently under a state of emergency – the highest alert level – and in confinement until at least March 16.